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 Supreme Court Decision on The Ten Commandments expected soon

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The Supreme Court will soon announce a decision on the famous Ten Commandments Case, this is expected to be a major precedent in law for decades to come. If the Supreme Court were to base their decision on the historical meaning and intent of the U.S. Constitution, how would they rule?  Judge Roy Moore provides a legal brief which gives us insight on how the court should rule.

Chief Justice Moore and Foundation File Another Brief in U.S. Supreme Court: Texas Ten Commandments Monument Is Constitutional According to the Text of the First Amendment.

Case: Van Orden v. Perry

As in the Kentucky Ten Commandments case, former Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore and Foundation attorneys Ben DuPr� and Greg Jones, on behalf of the Foundation for Moral Law, Inc., filed a brief in the United States Supreme Court on January 31, 2005, arguing that the text of the First Amendment does not prohibit Texas from displaying a monument of the Ten Commandments on the state capitol grounds.  (Click here to read or print the brief.)

Because federal judges have abandoned the text of the First Amendment and apply their own legal "tests" to these types of First Amendment cases, Chief Justice Moore and the Foundation added an analogy in this brief: what if traffic court judges determined whether someone was speeding like the federal judiciary determines if someone violated the Establishment Clause? Such a traffic court judge would decide that someone was speeding, not based on the speed limit (the law) and the driver's actual speed, but on the judge's own feelings about the driver's speed and whether the driver was promoting speeding by driving faster than other drivers.  Federal judges often rule the same way, with similar arbitrary and unconstitutional results.

Instead of looking at their own confusing decisions and "tests," former Chief Justice Moore and the Foundation argued that the Supreme Court should look at the words in the Establishment Clause of the First Amendment and conclude that the Texas Ten Commandments monument is not a "law respecting an establishment of religion."  The U.S. Supreme Court should hold that the Ten Commandments are a constitutionally permissible manner of acknowledging God in our public places. 

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 The Constitution Restoration Act

A bill to restrict the federal courts, and the U.S. Supreme Court has been introduced in Congress.  The Constitution Restoration Act has many co-sponsors and Judge Roy Moore was instrumental in drafting the measure. Read the article below.

Legislation keeps God issues out of courts

Roy Moore-inspired bill prevents Ten Commandments challenges in Federal Courts, or U.S. Supreme Court. 

From WorldNet Daily

ON CAPITOL HILL
Legislation keeps God issues out of courts

Roy Moore-inspired bill prevents Ten Commandments challenges

Posted: June 2, 2005
1:00 a.m. Eastern
By Ron Strom
� 2005 WorldNetDaily.com

A bill that would prohibit federal courts from ruling in cases involving government officials who acknowledge God "as the sovereign source of law, liberty or government" has been reintroduced in Congress after it failed to get a hearing last year.

The "Constitution Restoration Act," H.R. 1070 and S. 520, sponsored in the House by Rep Robert Aderholt, R-Ala., and in the Senate by Sen Richard Shelby, R-Ala., was birthed in the aftermath of the ouster of former Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore, who was sanctioned by the courts for acknowledging God by way of a Ten Commandments monument in the state's judicial building. Moore is a constituent of both lawmakers and was instrumental in drafting the measure.

Supporters of the bill, introduced March 3, cite Article III, Section 2 of the U.S. Constitution, which authorizes Congress to limit the jurisdiction of the U.S. Supreme Court and other federal courts.

It reads in part: "? the Supreme Court shall have appellate jurisdiction, both as to law and fact, with such exceptions, and under such regulations as the Congress shall make."

"We're continuing to add co-sponsors to the bill," Aderholt's chief of staff, Hood Harris, told WND. "That's the first step toward moving it out of committee."

Continued Harris: "Roy Moore has a lot of experience with this issue, so we consulted with him in drafting the legislation. He's been helpful in trying to raise awareness and getting people in other districts to call their congressmen to get them to sign on to it."

Though Aderholt was not successful with the bill last year, Harris says it is not simply a symbolic gesture.

"We're optimistic," he said. "If people will call their congressmen and urge their congressmen to co-sponsor, we can see progress on this. It's not just a symbolic thing."

The House bill has 32 co-sponsors currently. The Senate version has eight co-sponsors, including former Majority Leader Trent Lott.

Touted by some supporters as one of the most important pieces of legislation in U.S. history, the bill states:

The Supreme Court shall not have jurisdiction to review, by appeal, writ of certiorari, or otherwise, any matter to the extent that relief is sought against an element of Federal, State, or local government, or against an officer of Federal, State, or local government (whether or not acting in official personal capacity), by reason of that element's or officer's acknowledgement of God as the sovereign source of law, liberty, or government.

The legislation also addresses what many high-court watchers consider a dangerous trend: Supreme Court justices looking to foreign law and rulings for guidance when deciding cases. States the bill:

In interpreting and applying the Constitution of the United States, a court of the United States may not rely upon any constitution, law, administrative rule, Executive order, directive, policy, judicial decision, or any other action of any foreign state or international organization or agency, other than the constitutional law and English common law.

Under the bill, any judge who violates the proposed rule by making "extrajurisdictional" decisions will have committed an offense that is grounds for impeachment.

Supporters of the legislation point to the many cases in recent years that have sought to purge any mention of God from the public square. Along with Moore's case, they cite the Pledge of Allegiance case, which was argued before the high court last year, nativity scenes being banned from public property and schools, and cases limiting prayer at public-school gatherings.

Both versions of the bill have been referred to the two houses' respective judiciary committees.

Source: http://worldnetdaily.com/news/article.asp?ARTICLE_ID=44542

For more information on The Constitution Restoration Act visit http://helpsaveamerica.com/congress-ten-commandments.htm

 

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 Alabama Supreme Court Justice, Tom Parker, ruling on Judical Tyranny

Alabama Supreme Court Justice, Tom Parker, America's highest elected Ten Commandments Judge, issues opinion on Judicial Tyranny. Excellent resource for historical background from our nations founders.

Birmingham-Jefferson Civic Center Authority v. City of Birmingham, Nos. CV-03-6523, 04-0532, 2005 WL 1023157 (Ala. May 3, 2005)

In response to a challenge to the Alabama Legislature's interpretation of a constitutional provision regarding the rules for legislative vote counting, Alabama Supreme Court Justice Tom Parker issued an opinion holding that the contemporary doctrine of judicial supremacy is wrong and that the legislative and executive branches of government possess independent rights and responsibilities to interpret the constitution. Justice Parker cited extensively from the Founding Fathers and other sources in support of his opinion.

http://www.parkerforjustice.com/images/Parker_opinion_against_judicial_supremacy.pdf

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 Southern Baptist Convention Resolution

SOUTHERN BAPTIST CONVENTION RESOLUTION. The Southern Baptists are taking on the challenge of the current, widespread effort in the public schools to teach children that homosexuality is a normal and okay lifestyle. At the 2005 Southern Baptist Convention (SBC), scheduled to take place in Nashville June 21-22, two highly respected Baptists, Dr. Voddie Baucham and Bruce N. Shortt, will present a resolution that lays out the problem and the response. The resolution encourages every SBC church to investigate whether its local school district has a homosexual curriculum or club or program that attempts to influence children to treat homosexual behavior as an acceptable lifestyle. If the school district has any of these, the resolution urges churches to inform parents and encourage them to remove their children from the public school immediately.

The resolution cautions parents to be aware that these homosexual courses and programs are concealed behind stealth phrases such as tolerance, diversity, multiculturalism, anti-bullying, and safe-sex. The resolution warns against the attempt to hijack the language of the civil rights movement. The resolution commends Christians working in public schools, asks Baptists to make a greater effort to provide and support Christian education alternatives to public schools, and calls on Baptists to pray for homosexuals.  For more information visit:  http://www.exodusmandate.org/ 

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 What the Bible says about The Ten Commandments

Ten Commandments of God

Reward for keeping commandments.

Deuteronomy 6:2-3

2     That thou mightest fear the LORD thy God, to keep all his statutes and his commandments, which I command thee, thou, and thy son, and thy son's son, all the days of thy life; and that thy days may be prolonged.

3     Hear therefore, O Israel, and observe to do it; that it may be well with thee, and that ye may increase mightily, as the LORD God of thy fathers hath promised thee, in the land that floweth with milk and honey.

The Love of God and of neighbor is the summary of the law and prophets. Mark 12:28-34

28     And one of the scribes came, and having heard them reasoning together, and perceiving that he had answered them

well, asked him, Which is the first commandment of all?

29     And Jesus answered him, The first of all the commandments is, Hear, O Israel; The Lord our God is one Lord:

30     And thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind, and with all thy strength: this is the first commandment.

31     And the second is like, namely this, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. There is none other commandment greater than these.

32     And the scribe said unto him, Well, Master, thou hast said the truth: for there is one God; and there is none other but he:

33     And to love him with all the heart, and with all the understanding, and with all the soul, and with all the strength, and to love his neighbour as himself, is more than all whole burnt offerings and sacrifices.

34     And when Jesus saw that he answered discreetly, he said unto him, Thou art not far from the kingdom of God. And no man after that durst ask him any question.

The understanding of love and of the commandments gives one great understanding: "Thou art not far from the kingdom of God." For a more through Bible study, visit http://godstenlaws.com 

Deuteronomy 7:9 Know therefore that the LORD thy God, he is God, the faithful God, which keepeth covenant and mercy with them that love him and keep his commandments to a thousand generations;

Deuteronomy 9:9
9 When I was gone up into the mount to receive the tables of stone, even the tables of the covenant which the LORD made with you, then I abode in the mount forty days and forty nights, I neither did eat bread nor drink water:

 

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