How Can Southern Racists Insist On Ten Commandments?
By Sinclere Lee
MONTGOMERY, Alabama (BNW) -- I hardly know of any decent person who disapproves of the tenets of the Ten Commandments. Yet, it is hypocritical and counterintuitive for people who violate everyone of the Ten Commandments everyday in their treatment of Black Americans to want to post them in the first place, and the Civil Liberties Union is right to have everyone of them removed. To even suggest posting the Ten Commandments in public buildings in the South until southerners remove the racial hatred from their hearts against Black people is an outrage against humanity, not to mention insane.
These crackers all over the South from Tennessee, Mississippi, Georgia and the rest of the states in this racist part of the country have been running around for years trying to get the Ten Commandments posted in courthouses. The same courthouses that have created a prison population in the South of over 70% Black American men, when Black men makeup less than 10% of the population of the aforementioned states. How hypocritical and racist can you get?
Alabama's chief justice, one of the most racist dogs on the planet called Earth, vowed Tuesday to appeal a federal judge's order that he remove a Ten Commandments monument from the rotunda of the state's judicial building.
"I have no plans to remove the monument, and when I do I will let you know personally," Chief Justice Roy Moore told reporters.
Also Tuesday, a federal appeals court in Cincinnati ruled that granite monuments displaying the Ten Commandments must be removed from the grounds of four public high schools in southern Ohio. The appeals court panel ruled 2-1 to uphold a federal court's June decision.
Moore said he has received no order for the monument's removal, but if he does he will appeal to higher courts. Moore's attorney, Stephen Melchior, said earlier that Moore will ask the appellate courts to allow the 5,300-pound granite monument to stay in the judicial building until the appeals process is completed.
U.S. District Judge Myron Thompson ruled Monday that the monument installed by Moore goes too far in promoting religion and ordered it removed within 30 days.
Thompson said he does not believe all Ten Commandment displays in government buildings are illegal, but he said the monument Moore placed in the rotunda of the state building crosses the line "between the permissible and the impermissible."
"Its sloping top and the religious air of the tablets unequivocally call to mind an open Bible resting on a podium," Thompson said.
Thompson said if Moore fails to remove the monument at his own expense, the federal court will issue an injunction forcing him to remove it.
A U.S. district judge ruled that the monument at the Alabama state Supreme Court building goes too far in promoting religion.
Melchior said he didn't think Thompson understood Moore's testimony during the trial.
Thompson "uses the term 'religion' 97 times in the opinion and the term 'religious' 50 times, but goes on to talk about how it's dangerous to define the term 'religion.' This is very troublesome to me. I can't imagine the appellate court buying such interesting logic," Melchior said.
Moore testified during the trial that the commandments are the moral foundation of American law. He said he installed the monument partly because of his concern that the country has suffered a moral decline over the past 50 years as a result of federal court rulings, including those against prayer in public schools.
Opponents of the monument argued that it promoted the judge's conservative Christian faith in violation of the Constitution's ban on government establishment of religion.
"Justice Moore was trying to force his religious beliefs on the people of Alabama. He turned the hall of justice into a religious sanctuary where people drop to their knees and pray," said Morris Dees, lead counsel and co-founder of the Southern Poverty Law Center, which joined in a lawsuit to remove the monument.
Moore became known as the "Ten Commandments Judge" when he fought to display a wooden plaque of the commandments on his courtroom wall in Etowah County. He easily won election as chief justice of the Alabama Supreme Court in 2000 and installed the monument the next year without telling any other justices.
The monument features the King James Bible version of the Ten Commandments sitting on top of a granite block. Around the monument are quotes from historical figures and documents, such as the Declaration of Independence.
In Ohio, the Adams County/Ohio Valley School Board had asked to be allowed to merely cover up the displays while it appealed a magistrate's ruling that the monument is unconstitutional.
The school board's lawyers said moving the 3-foot tablets, which weigh at least 800 pounds apiece, would be expensive and could damage the monuments.
Appeals Judges Damon Keith and Karen Moore said, however, that the expense or inconvenience wasn't enough to overcome the continuing constitutional violation of having the display on public grounds.
Finally, consider this; these are not some poor trash white crackers waving the confederate flag on the corner. These are high governmental officials who have control over the laws in these southern states. They not only racism beyond comprehension,they embarrassing. As a result, tt's embarrassing for the world to know that, we, as Black Americans in the South are controlled by a bunch of fools who don't have control over themselves.