This essay explains why it was ok to display the 10 commandments in an alabama court house.

Essay by msmitCollege, UndergraduateA+, February 2004

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All throughout U.S. history there have been numerous disputes over what the constitution wants and what it truly means .It was written this way on purpose, to be interpreted the best way to fit the times .This helps our rules and regulations develop and avoid being outdated .Many serious issues, such as slavery have been addressed this way, but it is plain to see that the ten commandments on display in the rotunda of the Alabama courthouse dose not violate the constitution in any manner.

The first amendment of our constitution states that everyone should be given freedom of religion .If we were to avoid expressing ourselves to please others our beliefs would be just as suppressed as they would be any where else .As said by Greg Knapp no where in the constitution dose it say the ten commandments should not be there. The only violation of the constitution at hand is the stripping of certain individual's beliefs.

As pointed out on the "Glenn Beck Show" there are many other religious symbols present in our government today. All U.S. currency is imprinted with "In God We Trust". A federal court building has a Buddhist statue. There is evidence of religion all throughout government affairs. The morals that the constitution was based off of all came from these religious back rounds. Without them we would have no sense of right and wrong.

Trying to cater to every ones wants is an impossible task to achieve. When doing this we often over represent the under dog. This problem is largely amplified by the media. There are many examples of this present today such as people suing over gained weight from fast food restaurants. The rest of the world should not lose civil liberties to satisfy one person. The removal of the...