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http://www.bgnews.com/vnews/display.v/ART/2004/11/29/41ac0cd54ddbf
For the first time in 25 years, the Supreme Court has decided it will tackle the issue of the Ten Commandments being displayed on government property.

It's a bitter debate that the court tried to brush under the rug for a quarter century, but much like my undying love for Def Leppard, it just won't go away.

On one side, you've got your church and state separatists, who are perfectly content with the government not forcing its citizens to acknowledge their own personal religious beliefs through jumbo monoliths.

On the other side -- not so much.

For example, remember last year's fiasco in Alabama? When the Alabama Judicial Ethics Panel demanded that Judge Roy Moore remove the commandments from his courthouse, Moore refused and was removed from office.

Conservatives everywhere flipped their wigs and rallied around Moore (because apparently, "activist judges" are only bad if they're liberal).

The arguments of Moore's supporters were nothing new, and nothing convincing, either.

Like everyone else on that side of the fence, most claimed that they weren't religiously motivated, they just wanted the commandments there because of their historical significance.

"After all," they said, "our country was founded on these principles, and our laws are based on them."

Oh, really? Let's take a quick look at the Ten Commandments, and how hugely they impact our laws.
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