Court Allows 10 Commandments on Seized Land — Satire By Scott Ott

by John Hawkins | June 28, 2005 1:00 am

In a pair of rulings on the constitutionality[1] of the 10 Commandments on government property, the Supreme Court today said the declaration[2] that so-called “private” property is actually government land temporarily under private management until its eventual seizure.

In a second ruling handed down today, the Supreme Court banned the 10 commandments from appearing in courtrooms[3] unless the following disclaimer is included: “Display of this historically-significant collection of laws shall not be construed as an endorsement of the God who may, or may not, have spoken them, nor of the existence of such a God, nor of the legality of the laws. Citizens may observe and obey these commandments at their own risk. Please consult your family attorney before embarking on any law-abiding regimen.”

This satire was used with the permission of Scrappleface[4].

Endnotes:
  1. constitutionality: http://www.cnn.com/2005/LAW/06/27/scotus.commandments.ap/index.html
  2. declaration: http://www.nytimes.com/aponline/national/AP-Scotus-Ten-Commandments.html/b”%20TARGET=”_blank”bcommandments/b/A%20may%20be%20displayed%20on%20public%20land%20if%20that%20property%20has%20been%20seized%20from%20private%20owners%20for%20‘public%20purposes’%20under%20eminent%20domain./ppThe%205-4%20decision%20comes%20on%20the%20heels%20of%20last%20week’s%20court%20A%20HREF=
  3. courtrooms: http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2005/06/27/AR2005062700416.html
  4. Scrappleface: http://www.scrappleface.com

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