Letter to the Editor

Learned a lot

Wednesday, October 8, 2003

Dear Editor,

There was information in Todd McCarty's letter on the Opinion page about the Ten Commandments and the Supreme Court that I didn't know. I didn't know there was a procession of the "18 great lawgivers of history," including Moses shown holding two blank tables of stone in the courtroom.

I have read the Ten Commandments and I believe they are the laws of God given to Moses to carry down the mountain to give to the people so they would have laws to live by.

Oh, yes, the government can gain the power to walk through the doors of all the public schools and hang the Ten Commandments on the walls and place Bibles in the libraries, and I'm sure the government would find the funding and the teachers.

The government does not have the power to walk into the religious or private schools, or the peoples' homes and churches to establish a religion, but the government does have the power to establish a religion in our government buildings including the White House and the Supreme Court.

The public schoolhouses are the children's' fields of education, where they can peaceably assemble.

In my opinion, the politicians will squabble over religion in the political fields until this democracy has a one-religion government.

Annabelle Nelsen,

Bird City

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