In a landmark ruling, the U.S. Supreme Court decided today to not allow display of the Ten Commandments at two government facilities. It was the first ruling on the issue since the court ruled 25 years ago that the Commandments could not be displayed in public schools.
At issue was the constitutionality of a granite monument on the grounds of the Texas Capitol and framed copies of commandments in two Kentucky courthouses. The decision affects every Ten Commandments display in the country and could set the future course for other governmental acknowledgments of religion.
This should finally put to rest the notion that the nation is specially blessed by God. The government, in the form of the court, is intentionally turning its back on its own moral foundations. This is, of course, ironic, given the court’s own Moses the Lawgiver display.
I don’t put much stock in this sort of display myself, but I do in the effort to ban such displays. The Supreme Court is challenging God, placing its so-called law above God’s Law. As per de Tocqueville’s formulation, America is no longer good and she will soon cease to be great.
UPDATE – and once again, it is demonstrated that you cannot expect the police to defend you and your family. In this case, the Supreme Court made the right decision, but it’s important in that it helps those who believe in the concept of “police protection” to understand that there is no such animal.