The Ten Commandments

American VoicesPolitics ISSUE 36•12 Apr 5, 2000

Legislatures in 12 states have taken measures this year to permit the display of the Ten Commandments in public schools and buildings. What do you think about this challenge to the separation of church and state?

  • “It's about time our nation's educators took steps to address the rampant problem of false-witness-bearing among our nation's youths.”

    Irwin Wagner –
    Systems Analyst

  • “I'm all for showing The Ten Commandments in public buildings. Have you seen it? Edward G. Robinson is hilarious.”

    Frank Boggs –
    Advertising Director

  • “I'm opposed to the Ten Commandments being posted at my county's courthouse. The decision of whether or not to kill should be left up to the individual.”

    Bill Murvin –
    Delivery Driver

  • “The Ten Commandments should be posted in all courtrooms. And the U.S. Constitution should be glued onto Jesus' chest in every church in America.”

    Heidi Mancuso –
    Psychologist

  • “Today's children need guidance. And nothing gets a bigger response out of kids than a list of rules hung on a wall.”

    Judith Cole –
    Librarian

  • “Sure, I think they should be posted in my high school. Only, they should add an 11th Commandment that says, 'Thou shalt not be such a fuckin' pussy, Jeff Pleisner.' Because Jeff Pleisner is such a fuckin' pussy.”

    Brian Froehm –
    Student

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