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Thou shalt not make stuff up

Wow! Did Connie Dalessandri really write “… and the removal of the Ten Commandments from our courtrooms, schools and ultimately society because they have deemed it ‘unconstitutional’ to display them in public” (“Borking Estrada,” Sept. 23)•

Or was this letter “subject to editing” so that the words “display them in public on public property paid for by public taxes” were left off•

If our government wanted to display a Taoist symbol on property paid for by you and me through our taxes, or a Hindu religious symbol, would I appreciate it• Heck no!

As much as we’d like to deny it, the Ten Commandments are a religious symbol. They would look wonderful in public display on the grounds of any church or service organization that doesn’t take government funds. And I’m sure the blessed church or nonprofit — not a government-funded organization — will be thrilled, and rightly so, to display such a beautiful symbol.

Let’s not just make up stuff about our “liberal” judges. We should try to be factual. Otherwise, we look ridiculous when we accuse.

Anna Lisa Haughwout

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