Tuesday, May 25, 2010

10 Commandments

The 10 Commandments monument in front of the Clark County Courthouse in Springfield got smashed in 2 by a hit & run driver last Halloween. An omen? Satanists? Moses resurrected? We may never know.
The use of Christian religious monuments in our country was pretty common while the population was still pretty much 99.9% Christian. As our society has changed over the years the promotion of a particular religion has grown distasteful & these monuments are rarely put up on government property anymore. People & organizations sue governments for their removal. Clark County chose to pay twice as much to repair this monument as replace it so they might avoid more legal issues down the road.
I agree that such monuments are inappropriate nowadays but I realize that wasn't the case in yesteryear. Like when black people were considered 3/5 of a human & women couldn't vote & such......
Seems some sort of grandfathering should be in place for this stuff but what Clark County is dealing with is something I admit I had not considered. I would say a replacement should have been ok. Then, again, if the monument is to mean anything, it should have been fixed. Frankly, I think a potpourri of ancient law givers, like on the Supreme Court building would be cooler & more appropriate.

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