August 2, 2018

Oklahoma Governor Holds Ceremonial Bill Signing for Ten Commandments Display

 

Oklahoma governor, Mary Fallin held a ceremonial bill signing for House Bill 2177, which will allow the display of the Ten Commandments alongside other historically significant founding documents such as the U.S. or Oklahoma Constitution, the Declaration of Independence, the Bill of Rights, the Magna Carta or others in state buildings, public schools or on other public property.

The governor signed the bill into law in May, but held the ceremonial signing to allow the bill’s author, Representative John Bennett, and the bill’s other authors and co-authors to attend and celebrate this significant legislation. Also in attendance was noted historian David Barton, who helped with historical research and provided documents to support this measure.

This bill doesn’t mandate the display of the commandments; it simply allows them to be shown alongside other historically significant documents that helped form the basis of the United States of America’s civil and common laws.

Representative Bennett stated “It was a long fight to get this legislation passed and signed into law. I’m unsure why opponents fought so hard against this. Should we not teach our children in school that they should not kill, steal or lie? Should it be against the law to teach them to obey their father and mother?”

The facts are the Ten Commandments have been part of our nation since its inception. They are deeply imbedded in our national culture and a basis for our nation’s laws. The display of the commandments is both legal and historical. The commandments had as dramatic an impact on the founding of our nation as the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, and the Bill of Rights. They have been displayed in U.S. institutions since the very founding of our nation.

For example, in 1776, immediately following the United States of America’s separation from Great Britain, Thomas Jefferson and Benjamin Franklin were placed on a committee to design a seal for the new nation. Both separately proposed featuring Moses prominently in the symbol of the new nation.

The Ten Commandments is displayed in the U.S. Capitol, the National Archives, in the U.S. Supreme Court, in many state capitols and in scores of other Legislatures, courthouses and other public buildings across America.

Further, Americans from coast to coast recognize the important contributions made to our society by the Ten Commandments. This is not advocating for religion but rather recognizing a significant historical contribution for our nation.

The fact that some may not agree with all of the commandments does not mean they shouldn’t be displayed, any more than the fact that not everyone agrees with all of the protections granted by the Bill of Rights would prohibit its display.

Aside from the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, and the Bill of Rights, it is difficult to argue there is any single work that has had a greater or more far-reaching impact on centuries of American life, law and culture than the Ten Commandments. For this reason alone, the Ten Commandments merit display.

Representative Bennett stated “I’m thankful this bill was signed in to law, and I’m thankful we can recognize the important historical significance the Ten Commandments have on our great nation and on the state of Oklahoma. We must never forget the principles on which our nation was founded. Allowing the display of the Ten Commandments will help us remember.”

As Americans, we should all be fighting against the progression of those trying to erase the fact that America was built upon a Christian foundation, and we must actively fight against the attempts to purge these historically significant documents from our schools and public places. The Ten Commandments addresses what were long considered to be man’s vertical and horizontal duties.  Historically speaking, the Ten Commandments are deeply embedded in both American law and jurisprudence. It is part of who we are as Americans, it must be protected and displayed proudly.

 

 

 

 

 

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  1. OPINION:

    As American astronaut Neil Armstrong reminded us upon becoming the first human being ever to set foot on the moon: though his flight from planet earth had culminated in but a small step for man, it had nevertheless been a giant step for mankind! Thus, inasmuch as “We the People” seem to have languished without the 10-Commamdments to guide us in a commonly beneficial direction for perhaps too many years, Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin’s ceremonial action to return them to prominence could significantly influence quite a lot about what happens next to the “mankind” said intrepid space-traveler was talking about. Which in view of the existential dangers we now face involving our national security clearly equates to yet another “giant step”, on stilts.

    Furthermore with leaders like John Bennett and his likeminded colleagues taking care of political business for Oklahomans (which contextually benefits us all) its obvious that no shortage of integrity & perseverance will ever afflict Governor Fallin’s inspirational administration in that gorgeous piece of America where, according to Curly, “the wind comes sweeping down the plains and the corn is as high as an elephant’s eye”.

    God bless Oklahoma; God Bless President Trump and God Bless America!

    • Thank you for your very heartfelt comment, I truly enjoyed reading it and I agree 100%. Let us all continue to pray for President Trump and may God Bless him and America. 🙌🙏👐💪❤🇺🇸

  2. I am so happy to see this happening and I am so proud to be an American. Thank you to Governor Mary Fallen and everyone else that made this possible. The people of Oklahoma must be so proud right now of their state, governor and all who fought the good fight to make this happen. Oh how I pray that one day all states in the great US would follow suit. God Bless you one and all and God Bless America. 🙌🙏👐💪❤🇺🇸

  3. Thank you Governor Mary Fallin….this gives hope to many who have witnessed their nation, who had its’ origin of values usurped by the left many times over many years, some positive news.

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