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The Ten Commandments v. Trump

Looking for a good response to the theocrats putting the Ten Commandments in the classroom? Ivonne Rovira has you covered.

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Honest to gosh, Democrats do not know how to deal with Republican hypocrisy.

As everyone knows by now, Louisiana is going to require that every single classroom in the state post a copy of the Ten Commandments. The push-back from progressives has been pathetic. 

Does this violate the U.S. Constitution? Duh! Do the MAGA fringe care? When have they? The only way to handle it is to turn it around on them. Like this:

THEM: Schools and our country are beset with crime. Children clearly aren’t being taught right and wrong at home, so they need to learn it at school. 

Clearly, the temptation is to argue that you sure are making a lot of assumptions there, that it’s the lack of a Decalogue rather austerity policies that keep the poor poor that promote crime. But don’t do that! Instead, when you can, make it into a wedge issue for them.

RESPONSE: While I believe there are ways to teach right and wrong without imposing Christianity on children whose parents aren’t Christian, I see your point. So, do you believe that the Ten Commandments in his classroom would have kept Donald Trump from committing so much adultery and lying?

Now, they’re in a quandary. Everyone knows Trump committed adultery. And everyone knows he lied about not having committed adultery. So what do they say? Yes, it would have made the Orange King a better person? They’re going to start squirming and trying to evade a direct answer in ways that will — if nothing else — make TikTok, Facebook, Twitter and all of the late-night comedy shows.

THEM: Well, if students aren’t interested in the Ten Commandments, they don’t have to look at it. 

RESPONSE: So you’re re-thinking your ban on displaying LGBTQ+ flags and posters in school? After all, the students don’t have to look at them, either.

Now they have to own up to being hypocrites. If posting the Ten Commandments isn’t indoctrination (which is their official position, regardless of how ridiculous and unbelievable that is), then clearly posting the rainbow flags and posters can’t be, either. How are they going to square that circle? Again, the sputtering will be priceless and a total giveaway. 

If nothing else, the Ten Commandments law should re-open suing over rainbow flags. In fact, I think that having a rainbow background on your Ten Commandments poster would be just peachy.


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Ivonne Rovira

Ivonne is the research director for Save Our Schools Kentucky. She previously worked for The Miami Herald, the Miami News, and The Associated Press. (Read the rest on the Contributors page.)