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West Releases Statement on Signing of Ten Commandments Bill Featured

Written by  Tuesday, 12 June 2018 22:11
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OKLAHOMA CITY – State Rep. Rick West today attended the governor’s ceremonial bill signing of House Bill 2177, which will allow the display of the Ten Commandments in state buildings, public schools or on other public property alongside other historically significant founding documents such as the U.S. or Oklahoma Constitution, the Declaration of Independence, the Bill of Rights, the Magna Carta or others.


West was a co-author of the bill.


“The Ten Commandments played a crucial role in the founding of our country and more specifically the creation of the American justice system,” said West, R-Heavener. “Displaying the Ten Commandments at the Capitol is the best way to acknowledge the role that these pillars of law and order served in the founding of this great country.”


The Ten Commandments are currently displayed in the U.S. Capitol, the National Archives, in the U.S. Supreme Court, in many state capitols and in scores of other Legislatures, courthouses and other public buildings across America.

David Deaton

Digital Editor at Oklahoma Welcome

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