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Monday, November 28, 2011

Virginia 10 Commandments Dispute Headed to Federal Court

By Rick Pearcey • November 28, 2011, 09:30 AM

David Sherfinski reports:

A long-simmering battle in Virginia over the separation of church and state heads to federal court Monday, with a southwestern county school board fighting for the right to display the Ten Commandments in a public high school.

The U.S. District Court for the Western District of Virginia, in Roanoke, will hear arguments in the Giles County School Board’s motion to dismiss a complaint brought by a high school student and the student’s parent arguing that the biblical display violates the plaintiffs’ First Amendment rights under the Constitution.

This is not about the separation of church and state, for that doctrine (to the degree that it follows the Constitution) requires that the federal government should not establish a national denominational Christian state church.

What this is really about is free American citizens of a particular state standing up to secularist forces who are trying to rewrite the Founding vision, as expressed in the Declaration (remember the Creator?) and the U.S. Constitution (the 1st Amendment limits Congress, my friends, not the states or the people), so ACLU types can impose their failed philosophical system upon the people of the United States.