Tragically, another mass shooting has occurred in one of our nation’s public schools. Once again, gun regulations have become a hotly debated issue among citizens and our federal government. The reality is, the evil in our nation is a heart problem not a gun problem. “The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked: who can know it?” Jeremiah 17:9. Our Founding Fathers understood civil laws could never prevent hate, only Jesus can. John Quincy Adams stated, we need “rules for the government of the heart” that will prevent crimes. For over two centuries the Ten Commandments (or Decalogue) have been recognized as the basis for our civil and moral laws in America.
However, in 1980, the Supreme Court decided to violate the Constitutional separation of powers by becoming legislators of the law rather than interpreters of the law, thereby usurping the people’s authority. “[The] magistrate (Courts) is not the king. The people are the king.” – Signer of the Constitution, Gouverneur Morris.
In the case of Stone v. Graham, the rogue Court decided after 200 years it was unconstitutional for students to view the Ten Commandments, such as “Thou shalt not kill” because, “If the posted copies of the Ten Commandments are to have any effect at all, it will be to induce the schoolchildren to read, meditate upon, perhaps to venerate and obey the commandments…This is not permissible.” Really?! We have an epidemic of mass shootings in our schools because our children have no moral compass and the Court’s resolve effectively admits to being complicit in murder! Just think of the lives that may have been saved if these mass murderers had seen a posted copy of the Ten Commandments all throughout their school years, the moral standard to guide decisions, instead of being led by feelings.
The current Supreme Court must be willing to restore the Ten Commandments, the Bible and prayer back to our schools, or face being impeached. Without reversing the 1980 ruling, they are in effect enablers of murder. Our Founding Fathers were clear, federal judges could only have lifetime appointments if they maintain “good behavior” (Article III, Section 1).
Giving up our God given rights will not protect us against evil, but promoting the God who gave us those rights will.
Tom Hughes, President
“In all your ways, acknowledge Him…” Proverbs 3:6