Sunday, March 13, 2011

MY Minutes: March Legislative Committee Meeting

At the last meeting, the RCC – Legislative Committee took up the following resolution:
We, the below-signed sitting Commission of Robertson County, in consideration of our great Biblical history of Tennessee, both in our Tennessee Constitution and devotional activities in ourheritage, hereby acknowledge the importance of the Ten Commandments of Almighty God and wish to go on record in support of this Magnificent Document and state that we will defend our right to its display to the limit of our ability, against all enemies, domestic and foreign, public and private.
In the enacting of this Resolution, we hereby petition the God of Heaven to preserve the peace which He has so graciously extended to us by our ancient acknowledgement of the Ten Commandments and beg His continued protection and alleviation of ills which come to those who forget Him and His Law.
It passed the RCCLC with “no recommendation” so that the entire commission can consider the adoption of this resolution. This resolution will be considered at the April Regular County Commission meeting.
Now, as a citizen, you should consider this resolution in two parts, because that is the way in which this is being advocated.
What I mean by this: there are two proponents with two very different objectives.
One proponent merely wants merely for us to adopt this resolution.
The second proponent desires to have the 10 Commandments placed in our Robertson County Courthouse, or other public venue.

7 comments:

  1. While I don't disagree with this in any way, it is like so many things nowadays (state legislature). I'd much prefer to see those governing spend time on actual problems instead of using a governmental forum as a bully pulpit for the cause of the day. Whether this is approved or not, or the Commandments are posted or not, ultimately doesn't do anything to improve or maintain the quality of life in Robertson County. If anything, it invites confrontation, lawsuits, and bills for attorneys' fees (no offense intended).

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  2. On the contrary to the above comment, I believe that this is the foundation of our democracy and without us protecting this document and it's rights, everything else will be put at risk. If the ability to put these commandments up in public is taken away, then we can expect other rights and freedoms that we have to be next. How can God bless America without us recognizing Him and his laws? Freedome is never more than one generation away from extinction...it must be fought for and protected. -Ronald Regan.

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  3. Posting the Ten Commandments (or any other document) is not a guarantee of freedom, nor does it fight for or protect that freedom. That act is just an evidence of belief by those posting it. Which I happen to believe in as well. I just don't think it ultimately addresses any real issues.

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