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PAUL GREENBERG: It's back! A graven image haunts the state Capitol

By Paul Greenberg

This article was published June 3, 2018 at 4:30 a.m.

Isn't this where we came in? It's definitely time to head for the nearest exit when the movie starts bearing an unmistakable resemblance to the one you've already seen time and again.

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23cal says... June 3, 2018 at 7:33 a.m.

For more than six years, the city of Bloomfield, New Mexico tried defending an illegal Ten Commandments monument outside a local municipal building. The monument was put up for religious reasons in 2011, then ruled unconstitutional (obviously) by multiple courts. Instead of accepting that result, city officials were goaded by the Christian Right into fighting back. The ACLU warned them not to do it since the law was very clear on this topic… but they didn’t listen. Eventually, they ran out of appeals and owed the ACLU $700,000.
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If you do the quick math, that means 1.9% of the budget will be spent on covering their legal bills. It’s a special Bloomfield-only Tax for not listening to the ACLU. And that’s the generous number.

It’s a lot of money that could’ve gone to a better cause if the city officials weren’t so ignorant of the rules.
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This is exactly what Arkansas taxpayers have to look forward to in this boondoggle.

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JakeTidmore says... June 3, 2018 at 9:41 a.m.

The Screecher & Preacher Stanley J. with his Tin Drum Self Righteous Band and their Yappy Dog backup singers have overstayed their welcome and left us holding the bill for their foolishness.
In regards to Stanley's actions and the question WWJD - there already is a biblical answer: Jesus wept.

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TimberTopper says... June 3, 2018 at 10:22 a.m.

But, time and the law will remove it.

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mrcharles says... June 3, 2018 at 10:49 a.m.

He who made kittens put snakes in the grass.

Again it is not that Jason is insane, nor others like him. They have an agenda like all 3 abramic deity systems to establish theocratic rule..and the 2 non Jewish ones clearly indicate they would like to return to when they were strong and could stifle thinking thoughts by torture and death. Spinoza was attacked by both celestial decoders of the judeo-christian gods.

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DoubleBlind says... June 3, 2018 at 10:57 a.m.

AR taxpayers didn’t get to vote on it. It wasn’t paid for by AR taxpayers. Any legal bills for defending it’s presence on public property had better go directly to Rapert and the org that paid for the abomination, not to AR taxpayers.

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notbot says... June 3, 2018 at 1:05 p.m.

Baphomet arise and take your rightful place at the capital! I’d much rather have that than commandments(!) or confederate statues.

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TravisBickle says... June 3, 2018 at 8:27 p.m.

Why do you keep saying that martian is from Conway?? He's the Bigelow Raper!

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TravisBickle says... June 3, 2018 at 8:30 p.m.

Put a Razorback head on that Baphomet and the fans would flock to it!!

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carpenterretired says... June 3, 2018 at 9:56 p.m.

Well Evangelicals do have great feelings of rightness from public piety and although the Anglican version of the Ten Commandments forbids graven images and Rapert is a model Pharisee , one can argue that as the legislature is republican they are in need of a daily viewing of a graven image of the Ten Commandments.

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mrcharles says... June 4, 2018 at 11:50 a.m.

Perhaps the goat-herders society of mountain deities has decided with the present SCOTUS that not only will they say the Idol is Ok, but that it is required on all government property . Then we can have government sanctioned prayer in schools, to start a holy war among the various one true deity systems, as salvation depends on one way, we just dont know what it is .

Does someone know all the rules about this hunk of material? I mean can we worship it , touch it, do sacrifices on or near it, or can we look at it with bowed heads or will a direct gaze turn us into ionized salt, are we allowed to take photos and sell them without paying a fee to the boss of bosses?

I agree with the jews, just like the 2nd amendment's intent, this Idol's intent is to be in hebrew as it was conjured up by hebrew jew goatherders who were so tidy that they left no trace whatsoever in their wondering [ strand as most deity gop have no concern of humans leaving traces on the environment [{ Uncle Joe reminds me it is cause any hour now the end is near as clearly the times are as predicted with the anti-christ arisen}.

I have foreseen school districts requiring a pilgrimage by all students before they graduate to this most holy site. High School feetball teams will come to make sacred pledges for trouncing their enemies since the law , for now, won't allow them to smite their enemies.

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