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Andy Rooney is at it again! This arrived from my dear cousin off the bucolic coast of Oregon. I'm afraid to ask if it is a joke or not. My favorite line is the "Sit down and shut up!" closer.
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This is really good, even the kids should see this!!!!!!!!

Andy Rooney
As you walk up the steps to the building which houses the U.S Supreme Court you can see near the top of the building a row of the world's law givers and each one is facing one in the middle who is facing forward with a full frontal view . it is Moses and he is holding the Ten Commandments!



As you enter the Supreme Court courtroom, the two huge oak doors have the Ten Commandments engraved on each lower portion of each door.


As you sit inside the courtroom, you can see the wall,
right above where the Supreme Court judges sit,
a display of the Ten Commandments!


There are Bible verses etched in stone all over the Federal Buildings and Monuments in Washington, D.C.


James Madison, the fourth president, known as "The Father of Our Constitution" made the following statement:

"We have staked the whole of all our political institutions upon the capacity of mankind for self-government, upon the capacity of each and all of us to govern ourselves, to control ourselves, to sustain ourselves according to the Ten Commandments of God."


Patrick Henry, that patriot and Founding Fa ther of our country said:

"It cannot be emphasized too strongly or too often that this great nation was founded not by religionists but by Christians, not on religions but on the Gospel of Jesus Christ".


Every session of Congress begins with a prayer by a paid preacher, whose salary has been paid by the taxpayer since 1777.


Fifty-two of the 55 founders of the Constitution were members of the established orthodox churches in the colonies.


Thomas Jefferson worried that the Courts would overstep their authority and instead of interpreting the law would begin making law . an oligarchy .

the rule of few over many.


The very first Supreme Court Justice, John Jay, said:

"Americans should select and prefer Christians as their rulers."

How, then, have we gotten to the point that everything we have done for 220 years in this country is now suddenly wrong and unconstitutional?

Lets put it around the world and let the world see and remember what this great country was built on.

Chamber, US H ouse of Representatives

I was asked to send this on if I agreed or delete if I didn't. Now it is your turn...

It is said that 86% of Americans believe in God. Therefore, it is very hard to understand why there is such a mess about having the Ten Commandments on display or "In God We Trust" on our money and having God in the Pledge of Allegiance. Why don't we just tell the other 14% to Sit Down and SHUT UP!!!

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Unknown said...

the most accurate part of this FWD is its depiction of Andy Rooney's horrifying eyebrows

Anonymous said...

Did you know? Only two of the Commandments actually made it into modern lawbooks...killing and stealing. All of the other behavior proscribed by the Commandments are legal. So why do people want to keep hanginf them up in courtrooms?

Anonymous said...

The Bible contains six admonishments to homosexuals and 362 admonishments to heterosexuals. That doesn't mean that God
doesn't love heterosexuals, it's just that they need more supervision. - Lynn Lavner

Anonymous said...

Just because things have been done in a certain way some time ago and/or long ago (in terms of US history, in this instance), why does that indicate that is "right" or a "good thing to do," or even "THE way it should be done."

The founding fathers did not give women or slaves the right to vote. I "get it" that many conservatives (eg, old, white, bigoted men) WISH it was still this way, but it's not.

We the People changed those laws b/c they were WRONG.

So now We the People have determined that ramming one religion down everyone's throat is no longer a "good idea" or correct, nor should it necessarily be legal.

But why waste money destroying these cultural artifacts? I don't care about "grandfathering" in these relics & leaving them where they are, but I don't "get" why just b/c they exist, that means we should all just get in line and continue doing the same.

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