Ten Commandments Amendment
Guide Extra: 06/25/99
Here is the exact text of controversial "Ten Commandments" amendments that is a part of H.R. 1501, The Juvenile Justice Reform Act of 1999 passed by the House of Representatives. (Approved by the House 6/17/99)
SEC. 1202. RELIGIOUS LIBERTY RIGHTS DECLARED.
(a) DISPLAY OF TEN COMMANDMENTS - The power to display the Ten Commandments on or within property owned or administered by the several States or political subdivisions thereof is hereby declared to be among the powers reserved to the States respectively.
(b) EXPRESSION OF RELIGIOUS FAITH- The expression of religious faith by individual persons on or within property owned or administered by the several States or political subdivisions thereof is hereby--
(1) declared to be among the rights secured against laws respecting an establishment of religion or prohibiting the free exercise of religion made or enforced by the United States Government or by any department or executive or judicial officer thereof; and
(2) declared to be among the liberties of which no State shall deprive any person without due process of law made in pursuance of powers reserved to the States respectively.
(c) EXERCISE OF JUDICIAL POWER- The courts constituted, ordained, and established by the Congress shall exercise the judicial power in a manner consistent with the foregoing declarations.
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Want to learn more about the Ten Commandments and Moses? About.com Guide to Ancient and Classic History, N.S. Gill, has it here, plus links to other online resources.