Monument violates U.S. principles

Marianne Gosz

Thus, the monument of the Ten Commandments in the Montgomery Judicial Building, which was illegally placed, has no business staying there. Although the Ten Commandments coincide with many laws, they represent a religious belief. Therefore, according to the Constitution, they do not belong in a judicial building.

It is important to have a moral code in your life, and most people get that from religion. The monument is not offensive to those who don’t believe in God, but it is offensive to those who believe in American freedoms.

I am grateful for my Catholic upbringing. I think I am a fairly moral person, but everyone else doesn’t need to know that. We are free to believe whatever we want. We don’t have to live in fear of disagreeing with the majority or minority because we are a free society, and that’s all we need.

marianne.gosz@mu.edu