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Zorro

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Fri Jun 21, 2024, 12:15 PM Jun 21

Ten Commandments in Louisiana schools is fine - as long as they note the ones Trump broke [View all]

Louisiana’s governor signed a law requiring a poster-sized display of the Ten Commandments in every public school classroom in the state, something I’m completely fine with as long as those posters say, in large font along the top: “The Ten Commandments, Most of Which Donald Trump Has Violated.”

That seems fair, and I would be comfortable with students of any age walking into a classroom and receiving a daily lesson on the meaning of hypocrisy.

The Republicans who pushed for this law, which makes Louisiana the only state to mandate Ten Commandments posters in schools, seem laser-focused on history and accuracy. They describe the commandments as “a historical document.” And after signing the legislation, Gov. Jeff Landry said: “If you want to respect the rule of law, you’ve got to start from the original law giver, which was Moses.”

Okey doke. Let’s go with that. Because respecting the rule of law matters. And if we’re respecting the rule of law, I’m sure Gov. Landry would agree it would be educational malfeasance not to inform Louisiana students that the presumptive Republican presidential nominee and former president – a man Landry himself has enthusiastically endorsed – has broken a slew of the laws outlined on their classroom poster.

https://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/columnist/2024/06/20/louisiana-ten-commandments-poster-classrooms-trump/74159730007/

And Governor Landry is mistaken about who the original lawmaker was --apparently he's never heard of the Code of Hammurabi.

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