Victims' Rights Caucus

Speeches

Mr. Speaker, the Supreme Court once again has made complex that which is clear.

In their decisions regarding placement of the Ten Commandments on public property, an alleged violation of the first amendment, their rulings are inconsistent. They have said that the Ten Commandments must be removed from those courthouses in Kentucky. On the same day, the same Supreme Court said that the Ten Commandments placed on the State Capitol grounds of Texas, that is okay.

The Supreme Court, the Ten Commandments police, has created confusion, chaos and calamity. What if folks in Kentucky decide to remove those forbidden Ten Commandments from inside the courtrooms and place them on the courthouse grounds, is that permitted?

Well, the chief of police of the Ten Commandments police, Justice David Souter, would be the one to decide because he ruled one way in one case and the opposite way in the other case.

Mr. Speaker, the Supreme Court ruling should be simple for all Americans to understand. The Ten Commandments are simple to understand. The 10 amendments to the Constitution are simple to understand. It is ironic that the same Supreme Court, policing the Ten Commandments throughout courthouses, in their own courtroom above their head, Moses holding the Ten Commandments. This ought not to be.