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Bush and the Ten Commandments
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From ABC News:

The Bush administration on Wednesday urged the Supreme Court to allow Ten Commandments displays on government property, adding a federal view on a major church-state case that justices will deal with early next year.

The government has weighed in before in religion cases at the high court, including one earlier this year that challenged the words "under God" in the classroom recitation of the Pledge of Allegiance.

The government supported a California school district in that case. Now, it is backing two Kentucky counties that had framed copies of the Ten Commandments in their courthouses.

The American Civil Liberties Union sued McCreary and Pulaski counties, claiming the displays were an unconstitutional promotion of religion. The group won.

For some reason, I just can't get riled up too much about the Ten Commandments. There's some reasonably (if idiotically common sense) advice there, mixed in with stuff about god apparently being jealous, but on my alarm for separation of church and state, it seems there are far worse examples.

Still doesn't mean I have to like it, though. And damn sure doesn't mean I have to like our President weighing in on it, even though the effect is virtually nil (it's just more pandering to the religious constituancy).

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