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Town Removes Ten Commandments | Ohio News Network (ONN)

There are 159 comments on the 10TV WBNS story from Dec 18, 2009, titled Town Removes Ten Commandments | Ohio News Network (ONN). In it, 10TV WBNS reports that:

A community outside Cincinnati has taken down its town hall Ten Commandments display that brought on a lawsuit.

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Keith

Galion, OH

#146 Dec 22, 2009
Net Guru wrote:
Couldn't the lack of the Ten Commandments be a constitutional injustice because it singles out atheism as an institution of "non-religion" therefore giving atheism an unfair leg up in government matters where religion isn't allowed anyway?
I have raised this point myself. I don't get any answers. Thing is that there are very few Atheists that actually care about such things. To them it's just a lawn ornament. What's funny is that the people that raise these issues and call the ACLU typically have a Christmas tree in there front room. This sort of thing has little to do with separation of church and state and alot to do with getting their name in the paper. They don't care about their rights. They call themselves progressive but their actions continue to strip away the rights of others. The only progression they seek is for their own personal fulfillment with little regard for others.
I have also found through a bit of research that with the current interpretation of the Constitution that the State can NOT place State owned religious symbols on State property with State labor, private groups CAN file for permits to display religious symbols on State property and do so at their own cost. As long as the State agrees to issue permits for ALL reasonable displays, by ANY religion then there is nothing that the ACLU or the chronic whiners can say about it. Although they will, and would try.
Which leads us to the current situation. Local governments, States and the like are basically not willing to take a stand and argue that things are getting out of have when they are not allowed to put a Christmas tree in the corner of their office. It's simply easier to not do it than to deal with the ACLU.
The ACLU is well funded by the same progressives and our government to push what ever will THEY decide is acceptable. These are the folks that argue for rights for illegal immigrants, continue to push for special rights for 'minorities'(never mind we now have a Black President, I mean how do you reasonably launch any argument of equal rights for Black Americans at this point). But they will duck and run from the white guy looking for education funding from the United Negro College fund, which by its very name indicates that it's racist. In fact ANY group that favors one race is based on an idea of racism. I don't see the ACLU telling ANY of these groups to shut their doors, but start the White's only college fund and the ACLU will have the National Guard called up to shut the doors on that. Again, we allow this sort of stupidity and racism because they are well funded and government backed. This needs to end before it causes problems. I am not naive enough to say that there are not whites that are racist. The KKK is proof of that. But the KKK is not main stream, neither are any of the other white's only racist groups. But the biggest racist group there in existence is very main stream, and that's the federal government. With the existence of affirmative action laws and requirements of racial equality they favor everyone but the whites. Problem is that whites are in the minority and no one seems to recognize this.
Keith

Galion, OH

#147 Dec 22, 2009
CONT from above

As things continue to go down this road, and favoritism continues we will get to a point that the issues of race in the 50's and 60's will return. Question is how far will it go? Who will be the white Martin Luther King? I will not deny the race issues of the past. I will not deny slavery, oppression and other things that none of us should be proud of. But you don't fix these things by turning it around and oppressing another race. America has a history of oppression, we did it to the Indians, we did it to the blacks, we did it to the Chinese (we REALLY did it to the Chinese, go check your history, especially if you are black and mad about slavery). And now we are doing it to the whites and the religious. Enough with this crap. It all needs to stop. You want a real progressive idea. Scrap this crap, the NAACP and all the other race based rights groups, affirmative action and put EVERYONE on an equal footing. Recognize people as being Americans, not African Americans, or Irish Americans, or any of the race based names we throw at people, or demand we be referred to, and just be Americans.
Keith

Galion, OH

#148 Dec 22, 2009
I'm not going to try to compare the government to the KKK or ANY Hate group, but the silly regulations that are race based don't set a level playing field.
Keith

Galion, OH

#149 Dec 22, 2009
As things continue to go down this road, and favoritism continues we will get to a point that the issues of race in the 50's and 60's will return. Question is how far will it go? Who will be the white Martin Luther King? I will not deny the race issues of the past. I will not deny slavery, oppression and other things that none of us should be proud of. But you don't fix these things by turning it around and oppressing another race. America has a history of oppression, we did it to the Indians, we did it to the blacks, we did it to the Chinese (we REALLY did it to the Chinese, go check your history, especially if you are black and mad about slavery). And now we are doing it to the whites and the religious. Enough with this crap. It all needs to stop. You want a real progressive idea. Scrap this crap, the NAACP and all the other race based rights groups, affirmative action and put EVERYONE on an equal footing. Recognize people as being Americans, not African Americans, or Irish Americans, or any of the race based names we throw at people, or demand we be referred to, and just be Americans.
Mobbarelli

Columbus, OH

#150 Dec 22, 2009
Keith, you had me up until you started talking about the racist government. I am not a fan of Affirmative Action, but, if you remove it, you will see a LOT of 'Whites only' establishments. Not by law, mind you, but because of the 'good ole boy' network. Do you think if I was a 'C' student I could get into Yale? No, but W did, due to knowing someone (his father). There's nothing wrong with giving advantages to your children, but as a country, it means that the well-to-do will always start the race ahead. In this country, it means that unqualified White men take spots that could be better filled by qualified minorities. Affirmative Action does the same thing, it just reverses the beneficiary and the victim.
unpopular

Columbus, OH

#151 Dec 22, 2009
I know no one wants to hear this, but we've been operating on a system of white affirmative action for over a century. So many policies and laws throughout the years favored white people and most certainly contributed to the oppression of black urban populations. But heaven forbid we reverse that at all. It's no surprise that white people are fine with it for years and years until we start to reverse it, and only then do they cry "STOP!"
Reader

Columbus, OH

#152 Dec 22, 2009
Keith wrote:
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With the existence of affirmative action laws and requirements of racial equality they favor everyone but the whites. Problem is that whites are in the minority and no one seems to recognize this.
You have a bit of a logic problem there, fella. Equal means equal, not favoritism. BTW, whites are still in the majority, although trends indicate that this will not remain the reality indefinitely. In Ohio, whites are a very significant majority.
angel

Columbus, OH

#153 Dec 22, 2009
Confused wrote:
It took one person, one person to have the Ten Commandments removed. Imagine what could have been done if those who wanted them to stay, had fought for them. Why are we letting this one person walk all over us and define who we are?
I agree. What happen to Christian's rights. They say that we offend them but they offend us.
Believe in Truth

Columbus, OH

#154 Dec 22, 2009
angel wrote:
<quoted text>
I agree. What happen to Christian's rights. They say that we offend them but they offend us.
I do believe you were commanded to "render unto Caesar what is Caesar's" and "turn the other cheek."

unrepentant

Since: Sep 09

pickerington

#155 Dec 22, 2009
Keith wrote:
As things continue to go down this road, and favoritism continues we will get to a point that the issues of race in the 50's and 60's will return. Question is how far will it go? Who will be the white Martin Luther King? I will not deny the race issues of the past. I will not deny slavery, oppression and other things that none of us should be proud of. But you don't fix these things by turning it around and oppressing another race. America has a history of oppression, we did it to the Indians, we did it to the blacks, we did it to the Chinese (we REALLY did it to the Chinese, go check your history, especially if you are black and mad about slavery). And now we are doing it to the whites and the religious. Enough with this crap. It all needs to stop. You want a real progressive idea. Scrap this crap, the NAACP and all the other race based rights groups, affirmative action and put EVERYONE on an equal footing. Recognize people as being Americans, not African Americans, or Irish Americans, or any of the race based names we throw at people, or demand we be referred to, and just be Americans.
Being progressive is to hold all races and creeds down and below the leaders.
Keith

Galion, OH

#156 Dec 22, 2009
Wait a minute. Someone is putting word in my mouth.
I DO NOT condone any sort of Whites ONLY type of thing. Nor do I think we need Whit affirmative action laws. What I am saying is that we have come far enough from the oppression of the past against all non-whites that it's time to make another significant change. Maybe as big as allowing minorities to vote. And that's to say that we are no longer going to let skin color be a factor in any law or regulation in the US. Scrap the affirmative action laws, and do away with groups that exist for the furtherment of a specific race. NAACP is a good example. They did alot for Black Americans, but what purpose do they now serve. At the point that we have as a nation elected a Black President, just what protections are needed at this point? Ultimately these types of groups, well intentioned as they may be, still draw a dividing line between people based on the color of their skin. We have no place for that in America any more. And not putting it behind us, while still remembering our heritage is wrong.
Stop the Madness

Columbus, OH

#157 Dec 23, 2009
Mayor Jim Brown Put the sign up in your yard. Can't stop you from putting it on private property or even a private business owner could put in up on their property.
Mobbarelli

Columbus, OH

#158 Dec 23, 2009
Keith wrote:
Wait a minute. Someone is putting word in my mouth.
I DO NOT condone any sort of Whites ONLY type of thing. Nor do I think we need Whit affirmative action laws...
It's not that the law favors Whites, it's that the culture and businesses, and people who run them, favor Whites. Not intentionally, mind you, but because people tend to do business with people they know, run in the same social circles, etc. Most 'wealthy' people got their start from 'knowing someone', be it parents, friends of parents, professors, whatever. For many, especially the lower-income, they do not have these connections. I do agree that the NAACP is a worthless organization anymore, though, and generally disagree with political organizations that favor one race over another. However, some of these are needed. Black businessman organizations, for example, allow access to networks that can advance a business or career. In the 'White' world, this function is served by a country club, who limits new members to those who are referred by a current member. The club does not have to have a rule that says 'Whites only', but if all of their members are White, and the only people they know are White, that will be the result.
christopher knecht

Cincinnati, OH

#159 Dec 26, 2009
Bryan wrote:
That Christopher Knecht is a piece of crap!
and you my friend are the cumshot your mother should of swallowed.
jack urthang

Grove City, OH

#160 Dec 26, 2009
If God really knew what he was doing one of the ten commandments would have been: "Thou shalt not take down these commandments in schools or government buildings" No?
c knecht

Cincinnati, OH

#162 Aug 20, 2011
Lila wrote:
The question is " Are the christians around the world going to let another person like O'Hara take the freedom that Christians have enjoyed since the beginning of the world. Sounds like Christopher Knecht is trying to act like this town doesn't have the right to have the 10 commandments there to look at. As surely as he thinks he does have the right to have it taken down, the people of the town have the right to leave it up. He is one man against a town, seems like to me the odds are against him, unless he has the court in his pocket. We need to pray for this town, it could happen in our town nex't. It is right at our door Folks. God Bless and Merry Christmas.
looks like the odds were always in my favor. people like you slow the advancement of the human race. why are you alive????
dave from chilicothe

Cincinnati, OH

#163 Aug 21, 2011
opps wrong board...
mayor Ron Johnson

Cincinnati, OH

#164 May 5, 2013
1 sign came down in front of village hall ; but 200 signs went up in residents yards
former mayor Ron Johnson

Cincinnati, OH

#165 May 5, 2013
one sign came down in front of village hall ; but 200 went up in residents of lockland yards

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