Voters in Texas made it unmistakably clear how they feel about their right to publicly acknowledge God in their primaries yesterday.
In the course of voting for (or against) nominees for public office, Texas Republicans were presented with a series of ballot questions. Among them, Question 4, stating:
The use of the word “God”, prayers, and the Ten Commandments should be
allowed at public gatherings and public educational institutions, as
well as be permitted on government buildings and property. YES OR NO
The result? 95% YES, 5% NO.
How’s that for being clear about where the people in this country stand on questions of religious liberty? I think it’s safe to say we have a consensus on this issue…despite what the folks who run radical left organizations like the ACLU and the Alliance for the Separation of Church and State may say.
Today, the United States Supreme Court refused to get involved in a lawsuit regarding a Ten Commandments display on public land in Oklahoma. This is a warning to conservatives and to other Americans who believe in religious freedom that elections have consequences.
The fact that a center-right U.S. Supreme Court can refuse to allow a Ten Commandments display on the grounds of a county courthouse in Stigler, Oklahoma is sobering. The additional fact that Barack Obama is quickly filling the federal court vacancies with legislate-from-the-bench left-wingers is truly terrifying.
An 8-foot-tall stone Ten Commandments monument has been on public property since the year 2004. Some atheists, egged on by the ACLU, challenged the monument through a lawsuit and a federal appeals court in 2009 ruled that the Ten Commandments monument was an unconstitutional endorsement of religion by the county commission.
Apparently, the United States Supreme Court is going to let the various circuit courts of appeal around the country make decisions on individual cases because in 2005, the nation’s top court ruled in two cases that whether or not the Ten Commandments could be displayed on this government property or that government property would be determined on a case-by-case basis.
The presidential election in 2012 will now be even more important, considering the fact that Barack Obama has already put an extreme left-winger on the Supreme Court, and will probably have an opportunity to replace two more left-wingers before the end of his first term. He cannot be allowed to have a second term where there is a distinct possibility that he could even replace one or two conservatives on the Supreme Court. That would be disastrous for America.