Do not expect Alabama Chief
Justice Roy Moore to surrender in his fight to keep the Ten
Commandments on display in the rotunda of Alabama's Supreme
Court building. Moore, a principled man whose judicial
temperament is guided and molded by his belief that there is a
God and He is watching, is not motivated by what may happen to
his career as a judge. He is not moved by the whims of
other judges whose rulings are based not in law, but rather in
the blowing, drifting opinions of contemporary societal mores.
Most Americans have no idea of the
gravity of the drama unfolding at the Supreme Court building in
Montgomery, AL. Jaded and numbed by fifty years of abuse
by an out-of-control judiciary that usurps the will of the
people and their elected representatives by making law from the
bench, it seems we no longer have any collective memory of what
our precious founding documents say, let alone what they mean.
Just what is it that engenders
such hatred by liberals toward The Ten Commandments? Which
of these laws of nature and of nature's God strikes such fear
and loathing in the hearts of the Left?
Is it Commandment number six
("Thou shalt not kill" – or, more accurately translated, "Thou
shalt not commit murder")?
Perhaps it is number eight ("Thou
shalt not steal").
Or maybe they just can't stand
number nine, ("Thou shalt not bear false witness").
Is there any thinking person who
could look at those three rules and say that society would be
better off if they were disregarded?
How about number ten ("Thou shalt
The truth is that it is the first
few commandments that cause apoplectic fits on the Left.
Number one especially drives them crazy: "Thou shalt have no
other gods before me." This is followed by, "Thou shalt not make
unto thee any graven image", "Thou shalt not take the name of
the Lord thy God in vain" and the ever-popular "Remember the
Sabbath Day to keep it holy".
Add to those the admonition to
"Honor thy father and mother" and to hear the Left, talk you
would think that Ayatollah Roy had set up shop in the Alabama
Supreme Court building.
John Adams once said that the
American Constitution was written for a moral and a religious
people, and that it is wholly inadequate for the governing of
Today's liberals would scoff at
such a sentiment. They would claim that Adams wanted to
limit American citizenship exclusively to Christians.
Quite the contrary. Adams understood that free people
cannot be coerced into believing anything against their will.
But he also understood that a free people can recognize the
truth when they see it, and that it was only the self-governing
man or woman who can truly be free.
Adams and the other Founders
possessed a wisdom that comes only to people who know that their
rights are granted by their Creator, not by other men, and that
government is instituted among men to acknowledge and defend
The Founders recognized that
lawlessness breeds anarchy, which brings the terrible power of
tyranny down upon the people. They knew that those who
fled to these shores seeking religious and economic freedom did
so not for the right simply to do what they wanted to do, but
rather for the right to do what they ought to do.
In a perfect America, where the
Constitution was revered and God was exalted, we would all know
such freedom. Instead, we have traded our birthright for a
society filled with self-indulgence and a debate over whether it
is appropriate to acknowledge God in public.
May God give us a million more Roy