Ten Commandments Monument Is Installed at Oklahoma State Capitol

CuriousLurker11/18/2012 11:03:40 am PST

From the article, emphasis mine:

Rep. Mike Ritze, whose family paid for the monument that was put up Thursday, said the monument company has been contacted and will correct the errors to the words Sabbath and maidservant. […]

Ritze said the monument re-emphasizes the history and heritage of America’s legal system. American laws came from English law, which is rooted in Mosaic Law; the history of some of America’s law can be traced to the Ten Commandments, he said.

“It is a historical presentation of where we get our laws,” Ritze said.

This from a guy who voted in favor of his state’s anti-Sharia bill which, in addition to banning Sharia, also forbids state courts from looking at international law: “It would make courts rely on federal and state laws when deciding cases.” (PDF)

So…he’s saying that American law has its roots not only in international law (British), but also in Jewish religious law in that the Mosaic covenant between God and the Israelites is foundational (according to my understanding). The congressman does realize that Moses (a.s.) wasn’t American and didn’t receive the commandments in Kansas or Indiana or wherever, right? I guess we need to strike down those foreign laws of ours that can be traced to the Ten Commandments, huh?

These guys make my head hurt.