Should the government allow public displays of the 10 Commandments?

  • Yes, the government should allow public displays of the 10 Commandments

    The Bill of Rights to the United States Constitution protects the citizens right to protest and religion. If there religious belief is to display the 10 Commandments, then they should have the right to do so provided it does not infringe upon the rights of other Americans. Public display of the 10 Commandments should be allowed by the government.

  • Only if they allow everything

    If the government allows public display of the 10 commandments then they should allow the placement of other religions idols and props as well. It's not fair to narrow it down to one specific religion, especially in a country built upon the choice and freedom of religion. If they don't want to allow every religion then they shouldn't post the 10 commandments either.

  • Yes, the government should allow public displays of the 10 commandments

    Everyone has the right to their own beliefs and opinions, especially when it comes to religion. I believe the government should allow pubic displays of the 10 commandments, as long as those displays are also respectful of other people who might see them, and are not attacking any particular person or group.

  • The Establishment Clause

    In the case of Santa Fe Independent School District v. Doe, the Supreme Court ruled that a student led prayer for a school football game is a violation of the establishment clause of the first amendment. A public display of the 10 commandments similarly represents a specific set of religious beliefs and allowing it would reverse a significant precedent.

  • No they should not.

    It is in the First Amendment of the United States constitution that there is supposed to be a separation of church and state. I believe that our government is meant to be kept secular. If they were to allow the 10 commandments, then they would have to allow statues by all other religions or lack or religions.

  • I wouldn't want to see the Qur'an.

    No, the government should not allow public displays of the 10 Commandments, because it really would be sanctioning a religion. Why can't the government post a list of its most important laws? My state has a law against stealing, and another one against killing. We shouldn't post one religion's rules and not another.

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