Jun 27 2005

Graham Statement Regarding Supreme Court Decisions on the Ten Commandments

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina) today made the following statement regarding the Supreme Court decisions on the Ten Commandments. Graham said: “I look forward to reviewing the Court’s decision as they came away with very different conclusions about the Kentucky and Texas cases. “Religion plays a fundamental role in our country. The idea that religion does not have a place in our public institutions has not been the history of our nation. The first people who came to America came for religious freedom. Their goal was to make sure you could worship God on your terms and the government would not take sides. “Displaying the Ten Commandments is just part of our history. Our Founding Fathers openly embraced God in their debate when writing the Constitution. Most of our laws are based on Judeo-Christian principles. So a public display of the Ten Commandments, in my opinion, is not the establishment of a religion. “The Ten Commandments are on the Supreme Court building. As the presiding officer of the Senate, right behind us it says ‘In God We Trust.’ ‘Under God’ is part of our pledge. The idea that God should be driven out of the public square is dangerous for the country.” #####