The Oklahoma State Supreme Court has ruled that the Ten Commandments monument by the State Capitol building must come down. The citizens of Oklahoma are outraged and want to override the court. Some want to amend the state constitution.
I think we need to think this through before we act.
The eleventh commandment should say “be careful what you wish for”. I am reminded of a TV commercial I saw recently, where a genie told a man he could have one wish. He quickly wished for a million bucks, and instantly he had one million male deer.
People need to give some thought to fact that once you clear the way for the Ten Commandments Monument to remain on State Capitol grounds, you have also cleared the way for anyone who calls themselves a “religion”, to demand their own monument on government property.
Personally, I would like to see the monument remain, but we need to be careful how we go about it. Perhaps a small patch of land near the Capitol building could be sold to a non-government group. That patch of land could be a small privately owned and privately maintained park.
We don’t want to clear the way for a monument to “Satanism”.