Constitution Party of Virginia


Friday, August 29, 2003

The Young Constitutionalists (YC) at Christopher Newport University are proclaiming support for Alabama's Justice Roy Moore over the issue of the Ten Commandments display within the rotunda of the Alabama state judicial building.

According to a recent CNN-USA Today-Gallup poll, 77 percent of Americans disagree with the removal of the Ten Commandments monument:

"We object to U.S. District Judge Myron Thompson's order to remove the monument," says Josh Dermer, Chairman of the CNU Young Constitutionalists.

"The 1st Amendment's establishment clause does not create a 'separation of church and state,'" continues Dermer. "Our founders wanted to prohibit a tax-supported state church, not remove all references to God from the public square."

The YC is also concerned about the erosion of states' rights in this case.

"There is much confusion between the 10th and 14th Amendments," adds Vice-Chairman, Justin Egan. "The 14th Amendment is irrelevant in this case because there is no violation of the 1st Amendment. Thus, the 10th Amendment applies here where the State of Alabama has the right to regulate such monuments."

The YC is proud to stand with other principled Americans in support of our nation's religious heritage.

For more information, contact:

Joshua Dermer, Chairman

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