10 commandments. Should the 10 commandments be allowed in our judicial system?

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10 Commandments

On August 27, 2003 a monument of the 10 commandments was removed from the Alabama Judicial Building, where it once stood created by Chief Justice Moore, marking the restoration of the moral foundation of law to the people and the return to the knowledge of God in our land. According to August 2003 issue of AANews, a lawsuit filed soon after its installation argued the massive stone marker constituted a government endorsement and also violated the establishment (of religion) clause of the First Amendment and the Tenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. With the removal of this monument is our government trying to say that they do not believe in God and Jesus Christ? Does that mean upon the first amendment that we actually don't have the freedom of religion and now atheists are trying to turn this country into communist government and a doctorial nation, or is our government trying to erase history?

Religion has always played an important role in obtaining order especially in America.

Our founders declared their faith in 'God' in the Declaration of Independence when they used the expressions "Laws of Nature's and of Nature's God, that all Men are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, by appealing to the Supreme Judge of the World, And for the support of this Declaration, with a firm Reliance on the Protection of divine Providence we mutually pledge to each other our Lives, our Fortunes, and our sacred Honor." They dated their documents with further acknowledgement of their faith in God by stating, "In the Year of Our Lord, July 4,1776." Neither these words nor the term "separation of church and state" are in our American Constitution nor are they in the Bill of Rights. If anyone does not believe these words of...