The Washington Post reported yesterday that “Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin (R) said that the state’s controversial Ten Commandments statue is staying put despite a state Supreme Court ruling ordering it to be taken off the statehouse grounds.”
Gasp! Defying the Black Robes! Even if they are state black robes – why, it’s unthinkable.
Fallin should have been the first one out there with a sledge hammer within minutes of the 7-2 decision “which found that the monument violated the state’s constitution.”
By the way – when did a statue of the Ten Commandments become “controversial?” Does anyone recall hearing the establishment press complain that President Bathhouse’s botched coat-hanger abortion rainbow defilement of the White House after the Supreme Court’s same-sex “marriage” decision was “controversial?”
Governor Fallin is still operating within the law however, because there is an appeals process in such matters. The State gets to appeal the court’s decision, and the legislature gets to weigh in.
Like so many of our federal black robes, it appears that the Oklahoma Supreme Court and anti-theist activists assumed an “Off with her head!” posture, expecting that the governor would dutifully drop a thermonuclear device on the offensive religious item with all due speed.
“Oklahoma is a state where we respect the rule of law, and we will not ignore the state courts or their decisions,” Fallin said. “However, we are also a state with three co-equal branches of government.”
Fallin asserted that the Oklahoma legislature had expressed support for pursuing changes to the state constitution that would affirm the Ten Commandments monument as legally permissible for public display – even state-sponsored public display.
“If legislative efforts are successful, the people of Oklahoma will get to vote on the issue,” Fallin said.