Morals are triggering. Rules against murder are uncomfortable to those who want to slash babies from wombs. Also for those who want to touch the pool boy in his dark places (see Surprise! Illinois Orders Pro-Life Doctors to Promote Abortions… and SLOPE SLIPPED: Gay Teacher and Husband Sexually Assaulted 8 Students…). A good way to demonstrate one’s disdain for morals is ramming one’s car into the Ten Commandments. Or a monument representing them.
The newly unveiled Ten Commandments monument on the grounds of the Arkansas state Capitol was knocked over early Wednesday, less than 24 hours after it was erected, a state government official told CNN.
Michael Tate Reed, 32, was arrested after Capitol police saw him drive onto the Capitol grounds in Little Rock and intentionally ram his car into the monument, according to Chris Powell, a spokesman for the Arkansas secretary of state.
State Sen. Jason Rapert, a primary sponsor of the legislation, praised its installation to reporters Tuesday.”We’re just very grateful to have this up and see the law fulfilled,” he said. “We have a beautiful Capitol grounds, but we did not have a monument that actually honored the historical moral foundation of law.”
As the saying goes “Idiots who slept in history class grow to be adult idiots who repeat the idiocy of history.” Some deem it beneficial to erect historical reminders of why America has laws. In this case, God’s laws given to man via Moses. There was even a movie made out of it, so people who find reading difficult could just sit and watch Yul Brenner and Charlton Heston duke it out. Though to this idiot’s credit, the movie wasn’t exactly a quickie. Also, Charlton Heston was head of the NRA (much later in his life). So many triggers.
Others find history offensive. Along with skinny people and red meat. But like it or not, a culture’s laws usually come from religious laws. Moral laws. Like “murder is totes bad, stop it.” Or “thou shalt not bang your neighbor’s wife, even if she is totally hawt and begged you for it, big boy.” Or my favorite: “Thou shalt not steal thy neighbor’s white privilege.”
In fairness to the moron who rammed a visual representation of the Ten Commandments, there wasn’t a commandment specifying “Thou shalt not ram any future visual representations of these commandments with thy horseless chariot.” But going out on a Biblical limb here, I’m pretty sure God wouldn’t like it. I base this on how specific The Lord was in the creation of the ark of the covenant.
It’s okay, you don’t have to read about that one either. There’s a movie about it. But trigger warning: a handsome cis white man stars, and he fights Nazis. Like actual Nazis.