What is this society coming to? Are people really that weak minded that they are afraid an artifact of our nations history with some simple rules that are good to adhere by, will influence them? I have come to the conclusion that these busy bodies who fight to have this stuff removed are evil. The commandments likely remind them of their own shortcomings, and they can't deal with it. Just having a plaque there does not violate the constitution, nor does it impose any religion. There are plenty of things that offend me that are secular which by the way is a religion in it's self. The term separation of church and state is no were mentioned in the constitution, it's a made up term used to bastardize the meaning of the law congress passed that says they shall make no laws regarding religion. The court ruling was wrong, but because this is a nation of laws we must respect the decision. The expo-facto law coming from the bench by activist Judges is ten times more scary then the ten commandments. How much do you want to bet that our currency is next? The word God is slowly trying to be removed from our society. Is this really a good thing? Does this make us better people? Saying that having the ten commandments in a court room is unconstitutional is a stretch by anyone's imagination. It's not so much the fact that the plauqe was removed that bothers me, it's the insane activisim behind it that is the threat. It's not the like Judge made people read it. The way I always looked at these things, if something offends you then you don't have to look at it. Maybe im just odd, but having to stand in a elevator with a a 500 pound smelly lardass is way more offense then the ten commandments. If it were leagle I would take pleasure in shooting people that are so called offended by everyting today. This includes everything from names of baseball teams to people wearing a cross on their neck at work. I thought of a way to fight back, and that would be telling the jew at work who displays his beilives to remove the stuff, but then it occured to me that I would just be another low life like the ones who go around doing this stuff. Why can't people just go about their daily lives and ignore something they don't like? The answer is because they have none. Im not going to follow up on this, and im not trolling, ok I have some swamp land to. ;o) No really, I was just curious what others thought even if you're athiest, because the athiest I have talked to are not bothered by displays of the ten comandments. I look at this as no different then a nude bar down the street that local judge makes up law to have it removed. That is essentially what was done here. "Democracy is two wolves and a lamb voting on what is for lunch. Liberty is a well armed lamb protesting the vote."