In a strong 7-2 ruling, the Oklahoma Supreme Court ruled that Ten Commandments, which had been installed outside the State Capitol, had to come down, as they violated the Oklahoma State Constitution. The Washington Post noted:
According to the court, the Ten Commandments is “obviously” a religious document, and the state constitution prohibits any public property from being used to support a specific religion.
Clearly, it is religious. Clearly, it was put up to remind people that Christianity is the favored religion in the state. Clearly, the Oklahoma Constitution could not be clearer:
Article 2, Section 5 of the Oklahoma Constitution
No public money or property shall ever be appropriated, applied, donated, or used, directly or indirectly, for the use, benefit, or support of any sect, church, denomination, or system of religion, or for the use, benefit, or support of any priest, preacher, minister, or other religious teacher or dignitary, or sectarian institution as such.
Why can’t those that feel so strongly about the Ten Commandments just put them on private property? Clearly, their current strategy, which is to put them on government grounds, is not working and a waste of money that serves no purpose.