Everyone knows about the ACLU’s successful effort to remove a monument to the Ten Commandments from the judicial building in Alabama. That victory apparently is being followed up nationwide, as the ACLU seeks to destroy any remnant of our Judeo-Christian heritage on public land in America.
Duluth is the latest target:
The Minnesota Civil Liberties Union wants a 7-foot-tall granite monument listing the Ten Commandments outside City Hall removed on claims it’s unconstitutional.
“It’s offensive and intimidating to people who aren’t Christian,” said Chuck Samuelson, executive director of the Minnesota Civil Liberties Union in St. Paul. [This would come as a surprise, I suppose, to Minnesota’s Jews. And I don’t suppose there are a lot of Zoroastrians in Duluth.] “This is a civil rights issue, and it needs to be cleared up,” he said.
The monument has been on the City Hall lawn since 1957. It was a gift to the city from the Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie No. 79, which closed in 1979.
“We should do what we can to make sure the Ten Commandments monument remains at the location where it is at,” [city council President Jim] Stauber said Wednesday.
This could get interesting. The Staubers are a prominent northern Minnesota family, best known for Robb–Jim’s brother, perhaps–who was the greatest goalie in Minnesota Gopher hockey history. Less well known is the fact that the Staubers are solid conservatives who are not prone to back away from a fight. The ACLU could find that it has its hands full.
Duluth is not alone; the ACLU is also targeting similar monuments in Albert Lea, Winona and Moorhead.