Monday, December 19, 2005

The Bill of Rights: A Worthy Cause

Amid all the battles over the display of the Ten Commandments on court houses, city halls and the like, mostly in the south, a guy in Arizona has come up with a great idea.

Chris Bliss has started something called the Foundation Foundation, and the goal is to place in public places in each state a copy of the Bill of Rights. They are starting with the states that have the Ten Commandments already on display, so people can do some "comparison shopping" and see which of the two sets of laws is truly representative of the rule of law we have in this country.

To make it even sweeter, they are starting in Austin, Texas, which if you will recall was the location of that now infamous decision by the Supreme Court that it was perfectly okay to display blatantly religious graven images (i.e., the Ten Commandments) on the publicly-owned grounds of the state capitol.

See the details on the Foundation website at They are accepting donations -- nothing over $100 -- and I think this is a worthy cause. I know it's Xmas and you're all strapped for cash, but this is an ongoing project and they'll still need donations in 2006. It's something to keep in mind, and even a token amount, ten bucks or so, would be greatly appreciated.

And a special thanks to Randi Rhodes on Air America Radio for the heads-up on this.

1 Comment:

JBlue said...

This is perfect. Now I'm wondering why no one thought of it before now! Finally, a public display I can support wholeheartedly.