Opinion Brief

Sarah Palin: Base law on the Bible

Palin's latest declaration — that America's law should be explicitly based on the Ten Commandments — is confounding critics

Peeved by a recent ruling that a National Day of Prayer is unconstitutional, Sarah Palin is urging America to base its laws on the Ten Commandments, telling Fox News' Bill O'Reilly that we should "go back to what our founders and our founding documents meant. They're quite clear that we would create law based on the God of the Bible...." While Palin supporters remained mostly silent, secular critics quickly shot back. "More people in the United States are Christians," says Joe Gandelman in The Moderate Voice, "but the United States is not a Christian nation. And the founding fathers most assuredly did not define it as such." Not only "should we not base our laws on the Ten Commandments," adds Ed Brayton in Science Blogs, but "8 out of 10 are indisputably unconstitutional." Besides, the Declaration of Independence's "principle author," Thomas Jefferson, once described the Judeo-Christian God as "cruel, capricious, vindictive and unjust." Watch Palin's interview:

Recommended

Omar ended call with Boebert after she 'refused to publicly acknowledge' anti-Muslim remarks
Rep. Lauren Boebert.
impasses

Omar ended call with Boebert after she 'refused to publicly acknowledge' anti-Muslim remarks

Biden: Omicron variant is a 'cause for concern, not a cause for panic'
Joe Biden
the coronavirus crisis

Biden: Omicron variant is a 'cause for concern, not a cause for panic'

Biden is not your attack dog
President Biden.
Picture of Joel MathisJoel Mathis

Biden is not your attack dog

Is the U.S. ready for Omicron?
An airport.
Picture of Joel MathisJoel Mathis

Is the U.S. ready for Omicron?

Most Popular

Chris Cuomo delivers Thanksgiving tirade on XM show
Chris Cuomo.
woah there

Chris Cuomo delivers Thanksgiving tirade on XM show

7 cartoons about Thanksgiving inflation
Political Cartoon.
Feature

7 cartoons about Thanksgiving inflation

Who pays America's taxes?
Taxes.
Briefing

Who pays America's taxes?