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Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Oklahoma panel votes to remove Ten Commandments monument

Posted By on Wed, Sep 30, 2015 at 7:55 AM

click to enlarge GOING AND COMING: The Oklahoma monument will be removed, a panel in that state has decided. But a similar religious monument is planned for Arkansas's Capitol grounds.
  • GOING AND COMING: The Oklahoma monument will be removed, a panel in that state has decided. But a similar religious monument is planned for Arkansas's Capitol grounds.
The rule of law prevails in Oklahoma. A citizens panel has voted 7-1 to comply with a federal court ruling and remove a Ten Commandments monument from the Capitol grounds.

Thanks to legislation pushed by Sen. Jason Rapert, Arkansas is moving toward installing a similar religious monument on Capitol grounds and it is sure to be challenged in court for the state's refusal to allow others to install memorials to their own preferences — Buddha, veganism, Satan and more have been mentioned.

Rapert, of course, is a major backer of Mike Huckabee for president. They don't recognize the U.S. Supreme Court as legally binding on lawmakers (unconstitutional abortion law, remember? same-sex marriage?). Rapert is also famously unfriendly to those who hold viewpoints different from his own. Remember his #armed&ready Twitter post about being asked a question he took to be supportive of same-sex marriage?

When the Arkansas religious observance meets its inevitable court disapproval, it could get exciting in Arkansas. 


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