Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Ten Commandments Monument Erected On Arkansas Statehouse Grounds

NPR News reports that yesterday a 6-foot tall granite replica of the Ten Commandments was installed on the grounds of the Arkansas State Capitol.  In 2015, the state legislature enacted legislation authorizing the monument, to be financed privately. (See prior posting.)  State Senator Jason Rapert, the sponsor of the legislation, told reporters yesterday:
We have a beautiful Capitol grounds but we did not have a monument that actually honored the historical moral foundation of law. And today we have now, through the support of people all over the country, mostly from Arkansas, been able to erect this monument at zero taxpayer expense.
The ACLU says it will file suit to get the monument removed.