Georgia Gov. Signs Bill Allowing 10 Commandments Posted at all Public Bldgs

Georgia Governor, Republican Nathan Deal has signed an amended “historical display” law that will allow America’s founding documents as well as the Ten Commandments and the Magna Carta to be posted at schools and other government buildings in addition to the courthouses as the original bill allowed.

The amended law introduced by State Rep. Tommy Benton (R, Jefferson, Dist. 31) allows the “Foundations of American Law & Government Display” to be publicly displayed in “all public buildings.”

The display includes the following documents:

  • The Ten Commandments
  • The Mayflower Compact, 1620
  • The Declaration of Independence
  • Magna Carta
  • ‘The Star-Spangled Banner’ by Francis Scott Key
  • The National Motto: “In God We Trust”
  • The Preamble to the Georgia Constitution
  • The Bill of Rights of the United States Constitution
  • The description on the image of Lady Justice

An earlier law signed in 2006 by Governor Sonny Perdue allowed the documents to be displayed only in court buildings in the Peach State.

In a statement, Dr. Jody Hice, President and founder of Ten Commandments Georgia said he hoped the legislation should “serve as a model for all 50 states. The country should recognize what we have done here and try to duplicate it over and over again!”

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