Monday, April 07, 2008

Ten Commandments Weekend

On March 13, 2008, Senator Sam Brownback (R-KA) introduced S.Res. 483 to designate the first weekend in May of 2008 as Ten Commandments Weekend. Senator Brownback said, “It is important for Americans to remember the importance the Ten Commandments have in our nation. The Ten Commandments are the cornerstone to the faith of millions of Americans of many faith traditions, and are a cornerstone to a fair and just society. We as a nation should take a weekend to reflect on the impact the Ten Commandments have had on the foundation of America’s national life.”

Currently, the Resolution is before the Senate Judiciary Committee. Please contact these members and ask them to pass S.Res. 483 out of committee. A complete list of committee members can be found at http://judiciary.senate.gov/members.cfm.

A similar resolution (H.Res. 598) was introduced by Representative Todd Akin (R-MO) on August 1, 2007, but it has been stalled in the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform since the date of introduction.

The full text of each Resolution can be found at http://thomas.loc.gov by typing the resolution number into the bill search box.