Diana Ronald-Szabo's Letters to the Editor
Note from LoveMatters.com: The U.S. Supreme Court in 2004 refused to reverse the firing of Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore for displaying the Commandments; yet every point Mrs. Ronald-Szabo makes about constitutional law is accurate.
Enterprise Mountaineer, Waynesville, NC, Oct. 10, 2003
Ten Commandments controversy based on misinformation
By Diana Ronald-Szabo
Special to the Enterprise Mountaineer
Marshall Frank's irresponsible statements against Judge Roy Moore and the Ten Commandments cannot go unchallenged.
The Commandments reach out to all areas of life, including the legal system, public and private life. They deal with legality and morality, which are intermingled. That which is legally correct ought to conform with that which is morally correct. They serve as guidelines on which judges base their decisions. They are the guidelines which govern behavior in public and private life. They have the right to be displayed in all these areas. They are the foundation of America's moral heritage and, unfortunately, today the termites of corruption are gnawing away at that foundation, using the First Amendment as a smokescreen.
Lawsuits against the Ten Commandments are based on the lie of separation of church and state, which merely was Thomas Jefferson's personal opinion in a personal letter he wrote 11 years after the First Amendment was ratified! Therefore, separation of church and state is not in the Constitution as we have been led to believe.
Yet the liberal zealots have successfully suppressed this fact from the public, thus promoting the biggest constitutional double-cross ever perpetuated on the American people!
The word "establishment" means (check the dictionary) the recognition by the state of an official church. Obviously our forefathers didn't want any particular church, such as the Baptist, Catholic, Methodist or Presbyterian Church, to be the authority, because this would infringe on the rights of people to worship in the religion of their choice. Thus, "Congress shall make no law respecting the establishment of religion." They then added, "or prohibiting the free exercise thereof." Now, if they believed in restricting religion to any area, would they have added those words?
The fiasco is the inability to understand the full scope of the position which Judge Moore has so admirably taken in defense of the Commandments and freedom of religion.
Marshall states that killing and stealing are wrongful acts and that we "don't need a biblical edict to tell us that." Well, where does he think these wrongful acts come from if not the Commandments "Thou shalt not kill or steal?" Where does he think lying comes from if not the Commandment "Thou shalt not bear false witness?" The law against adultery may have been eliminated from most states, but that doesn't justify its removal from the original Commandments and may, in fact, even be considered in some court cases in coming to a decision...and still is considered wrong in the private sector.
I am happy to report that I am in contact with many organizations across the country that fully support Judge Moore and are working to restore those high moral principles on which this country was founded, based on those Commandments.
What we need are more judges of Judge Moore's caliber if we are to take America back from the scoundrels who are trying to prohibit the free exercise of religion; who murder pre-born babies and those who support them; who force their perversions down our throats; who pollute the airwaves in our homes (via TV) with profanity, foul language and unbelievable filth; who destroy the innocence of our children and tear down human dignity and respect.
All this moral decay has permeated every area of our culture and its stench is overwhelming.
Right on, Judge Moore! Those Commandments are displayed in the U. S. Supreme Court. Why not in your court?
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