Are they serious? They talk about fiscal conservatism, not wasting taxpayer money, but they continue to talk about passing laws such as this – a bill to allow counties and municipalities to post the Ten Commandments – currently House Bill 941. There will be lawsuits about this legislation the moment Governor Perdue signs it.
We just heard that defending the Voter ID law is going to cost the state over $2 million. The state has been spending tons of money defending the anti-gay marriage legislation. If passed, how much is it going to cost to defend this law? These questions should be answered before legislators vote on this bill. Wouldn’t this money be better spend on education, or improving transportation in this state? Or how about, I don’t know, tax relief? No, the GOP is going to flush money down the toilet defending a law that we know is unconstitutional.
Counties and municipalities already have the ability to post the Ten Commandments. However, it is their resonsibility to defend these actions when lawsuits are inevitably filed. However, under this legislation, the state would be the ones defending the posting of the Commandments. Listen, if some county wants to post the Commandments, let them defend it. Don’t ask me, and other taxpayers across the state, to defend it.