Judge Moore & Foundation Applaud Tennessee Legislature for Ten Commandments Resolution
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The Tennessee House of Representatives passed (http://www NULL.christianpost NULL.com/news/tennessee-lawmakers-vote-for-ten-commandments-50883/) a strong and unanimous resolution (http://www NULL.liberty NULL.edu/media/9980/attachments/hres_107_tn_10_command_051911 NULL.pdf) last week urging “all Tennessee counties to allow the Ten Commandments to be posted in their respective courthouses.” Roy Moore, former Chief Justice of the Alabama Supreme Court, and the Foundation for Moral Law, applauded the Tennessee House for its stand for God and His Law and called on similar resolutions in other states. Judge Moore commented,
The recognition of God and His Law is always appropriate in America, which Thomas Jefferson said in the Declaration of Independence was entitled to exist by the “laws of nature and of nature’s God.” Without the recognition of God we have no fixed standard for national morality and virtue which George Washington said was the “necessary spring of popular government.” Today we see government out of control—both at the state and national level. I appreciate the Legislature of Tennessee approving such an appropriate and necessary resolution. I hope that other states follow the example set by Tennessee.
House Resolution 107 (http://www NULL.liberty NULL.edu/media/9980/attachments/hres_107_tn_10_command_051911 NULL.pdf), approved 98-0, speaks not only of the Ten Commandments, its “countless depictions” in our Nation’s Capital (see the Supreme Court depictions here (http://morallaw NULL.org/blog/2006/08/the-ten-commandments-in-the-supreme-court-building/)), ”its profound influence on the formation of American legal thought, and its fundamental place in the history of law and government as a whole”—the resolution also repeatedly and boldly recognizes the Great Lawgiver, too:
- “[T]he underpinnings of our system of government are rooted in a steadfast belief in Almighty God and the conviction that all morality, justice, and unalienable rights derive from his gracious hand”
- The Founding Fathers’ “desire to publicly acknowledge God as the source of America’s strength and direction is reflected in many of our founding documents and practices.”
- “[S]ince our nation’s birth, federal, state, and local governing bodies have continued to invoke Divine guidance and celebrate the role religion has played in American life.”
But why must the Decalogue be displayed in public buildings in Tennessee? Answers the resolution:
[I]t is imperative that these revered tablets continue to grace our public buildings, as reminders to this generation and the next of the vital role the Ten Commandments and its Author have played in shaping our great republic.
The Tennessee House of Representatives understands the role the Ten Commandments and Almighty God have played in our unique history. More importantly, Tennessee has acknowledged our nation’s present and future dependence upon God’s guidance and blessing. America still needs God.