July 2, 2012
The Foundations of Law and Government display, including the tablets of the Ten Commandments, will remain on the walls of Narrows High School, following a settlement approved by the Giles County School Board. Liberty Counsel represents the school board against the ACLU of Virginia.
Following the suit and discovery, the private donor of the Foundations display proposed, and the board agreed, to exchange the frame of the text of the Ten Commandments with the framed “Roots of Democracy” page from the American history textbook. At the top of the “Roots of Democracy” graphic is the Ten Commandments tablets with Mount Sinai in the background with the following words underneath: “The values found in the Bible, including the Ten Commandments and the teachings of Jesus, inspired American ideas about government and morality.” The Roots of Democracy traces the history of our modern Republic in pictures and words beginning with the Ten Commandments and including the Magna Carta, Roman and Greco law, Enlightenment thinkers with Montesquieu and John Locke, and English Parliamentary Traditions.
The school board is very pleased with the settlement. The open forum for private citizens and the displays on law and government will remain, including the Ten Commandments tablets as part of the ‘Roots of Democracy’ frame. As we celebrate Independence Day, we are reminded that we enjoy a rich history of law and government on which America was founded.
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Ten Commandments in American Law and Government
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