A new law in Louisana will require public school classrooms to display the text of the Ten Commandments. A similar law was proposed in Texas last year; it passed the Senate but was killed by Speaker Dade Phelan without getting a vote in the House.

Yesterday, we asked readers if Texas lawmakers should require all public school classrooms in the state to display a copy of the Ten Commandments.

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Here is a sampling of the comments we received from our readers after they voted in the survey.


“We can see what taking Father’s word out of the classroom has done to society. It’s time to put His word back in school to better society.” – Gene Klutts

“Contemporary education theory has failed miserably. A little ancient wisdom can only help.” – Mark Juelg

“We have lost our moral compass, and we need to get back to it. We are seeing firsthand what happens to a nation that puts aside God’s word and laws.” – Susan Valiant

“The challenge with requiring the display of the Ten Commandments is what about precepts from the other major religions? Perhaps, allowing schools to display religious teachings in general is an approach with greater appeal.” – Keith Maresca

“The Ten Commandments were displayed in many places in our society for hundreds of years, and we were a more civil, lawful, moral country. Take the Word of God out, and chaos rules. That is just asking Satan to come in, and that’s what’s happened.” – Kathy Parker

“Mandating the Ten Commandments be posted in government schools is trusting that the people who have been grooming kids into debauchery for decades are suddenly going to respect God, scripture, religion, morals, scruples, or human decency. They will not. And I do not want those wretched people teaching children what to believe about my loving, graceful, merciful God.” – Chris Breaux

“I don’t think it needs to be a law. I think the teachers should be allowed to display the 10 commandments if they choose to.” – Kalin Hartman

“We must allow God back into our classrooms. Regardless of what the leftists believe or say, the representative republic that is the USA was founded upon and built from the Judeo-Christian ideas, ideals, and beliefs of our forefathers. Furthermore, the argument, ‘…if you allow one religion into schools, then you must allow them all…’ is a gross misrepresentation of the First Amendment to the US Constitution. The ‘Separation of Church and State’ argument is a clever and deliberate misinterpretation; a red herring at best.” – Charles McCord

“The Ten Commandments are not just religious requirements, they are good quality life practices for everyone.” – Kathy Powe

“No, because all government-run schools should be closed. The rot cannot be stopped unless it is completely destroyed and then replaced by pure education of reading, writing, and mathematics. None of this social s***show. Parents need to instill The Ten Commandments. This isn’t for the government to do.” – Tom Gavin

“Put the Ten Commandments back on the wall and take out all the Marxist Social Emotional Learning. Win-Win.” – Donna Voetee

“While I agree that we, as a people, need to return to our moral and Christian roots, I don’t think that government-mandated signs bearing the Ten Commandments are appropriate. Government-coerced religion is antithetical to the values we espouse.” – Gregory Jackson

“God’s commandments are basic rules to live if you are a moral and just human being and love your fellow man.” – Renee Walker

“In every classroom, YES! And place The Beatitudes right beside.” – Tim Rhodes

“Let’s keep church and state separate and encourage religious training in the home.” – Elizabeth Hilburn

“Removing God and the Ten Commandments from public schools was the first mistake. Not returning them would be the second mistake.” – Steve Sullivan

“I believe that ‘public’ schools should not have any religious references ‘pushed’ toward the students. The school’s responsibility is to educate. Separation of church and state is a long-standing bedrock of the USA.” – Richard Lucia

“I don’t think you have to be religious to be a citizen, but you do have to understand and respect our religious foundation.” – Hilda Maria

“The Founding Fathers, as a whole, were abundantly clear that the scriptures were a key guide to the building of a peaceful and prosperous nation. To exclude from our classrooms that clear and historic guidance of the Ten Commandments, a concept generally accepted by all people, is just insane.” – Kim Brittain

“How can our citizens remember the basis of all law and the bedrock of our constitution if it is not first presented to our youth?” – Tobie Hall

“When it’s all said and done, the Truth is the truth, and anything that moves us back in that direction is good. The posting of the Ten Commandments does make a statement about who we are and what we value, but it is largely symbolic. We can force them to put them on the wall, but we cannot force them to put them in their hearts.” – Larry Thacker

“The Ten Commandments were posted and read when I was a kid. It certainly never hurt me and probably helped me and others to read it and know that there is a God.” – B.D. Marshall

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