Ten Commandments Lawsuit
The Ten Commandments Lawsuit in Kentucky
Ten Commandments Lawsuit
The single most important question facing the people is the removing of the Ten Commandments monument from public places.
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Judge Roy Moore and Foundation for Moral Law File Brief Defending Ten Commandments Display in Kentucky County Courthouse
January 23, 2009
Former Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore and the Foundation for Moral Law, a religious-liberties legal organization in Montgomery, Alabama, filed a legal brief defending the constitutionality of a display of the Ten Commandments and other documents in a Kentucky courthouse. Read the Foundation's brief in ACLU of Kentucky v. McCreary County, Kentucky here.
Judge Moore stated,
“The people of the State of Kentucky have the right and the duty to acknowledge God as the source of governmental authority and human rights, and no federal court has any authority to interfere with that right and duty.”
In 1999, McCreary County and Pulaski County placed a copy of the Ten Commandments in their courthouses. After the ACLU of Kentucky filed suit, the counties altered their displays by including passages from various documents such as the Declaration of Independence, the Kentucky Constitution, President Lincoln's 1863 proclamation of a National Day of Prayer and Humiliation, and President Reagan's proclamation of 1983 as the Year of the Bible. Nevertheless, the federal courts held the displays to be unconstitutional and ordered their removal. (Click here to read the Foundation's amicus brief in 2004 when Kentucky counties defended Ten Commandments displays before the U.S. Supreme Court.)
Subsequently, the counties posted new displays which consist of nine documents of equal size, including the Ten Commandments, the Magna Carta, the Declaration of Independence, the Bill of Rights, the lyrics of the Star Spangled Banner, the Mayflower Compact, the National Motto, the Preamble to the Kentucky Constitution, and a picture of Lady Justice. However, the federal district court ruled that the impermissible religious purpose of the earlier displays “tainted” the present displays, and therefore the present displays are unconstitutional as well. The counties have appealed to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit.
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Because it would abolish the ninth and tenth amendments of the U.S. Constitution, which guarantees the people and the States all rights not delegated to the United States by the U.S. Constitution.
Because the State of Kentucky has the legal and moral responsibility on public safety grounds to invoke the favor and guidance of Almighty God.
Because the Ten Commandments are the very foundation of the law system of the State of Kentucky and the United States To remove that foundation would bring to pass the words of King David when he said, "If the foundations be destroyed, what shall the righteous do?" It will establish a judicial tyranny that will leave nowhere for the godly or the righteous poor to flee.
Because to remove those commandments would be to remove all restraints of evil from coming upon our nation. The scripture says, "When the righteous are in authority, the people rejoice: but when the wicked beareth rule, the people mourn." (Proverbs 29:2)
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