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 Supreme Court Is Surrounded By The

Ten Commandments!

 

DID YOU KNOW?

 

 On the east Pediment, located at the rear entrance of the U.S. Supreme Court you can see near the top of the building a row of the world's law givers and each one is facing one in the middle who is facing forward with a full frontal view - it is Moses and he is holding the Ten Commandments!

 

 

DID YOU KNOW?

As you enter the Supreme Court courtroom, the two huge oak doors have the Ten Commandments engraved on each lower portion of each door.

 

 

 

 

DID YOU KNOW? 

In three spots, as part of larger sculptural groups, Moses is depicted with tablets: in the North Courtroom frieze, in the East Pediment and in one of the Great Hall metopes.  

 

As you sit inside the courtroom, on the North Wall there is a Courtroom Frieze showing the history and development of the law and near the center is Moses holding the Ten Commandments

 

 

DID YOU KNOW? 

As you sit inside the courtroom, you can see the East wall, right above where the Supreme Court judges sit, a display of the Tablets of Stone – held by a figure known as “The Majesty of Law”  The tablets, a symbol of the Ten Commandments have the symbols I-X on them - in this singular case the sculptor meant those numbers to remind us of the first ten amendments to the Constitution - the Bill of Rights 

 

 

DID YOU KNOW?

That Moses the Lawgiver is portrayed twice in the Great Hall metopes, one Medallion on the west Façade and once on the Frieze with the Ten Commandments

 

 

DID YOU KNOW?

Tablets with the Roman numerals I - X appear on the support frame of the Courtroom‘s bronze gates and on the lower, interior panels of the Courtroom doors;

 

DID YOU KNOW?

There are a number of different sculptures and Friezes in the Supreme court that depict Moses and directly or indirectly picture the Law.

     

 

 DID YOU KNOW?

There are Bible verses etched in stone all over the Federal Buildings and Monuments in Washington, D.C.

 

DID YOU KNOW?

James Madison, the fourth president, known as "The Father of Our Constitution" made the following statement "We have staked the whole of all our political institutions upon the capacity of mankind for self-government, upon the capacity of each and all of us to govern ourselves, to control ourselves, to sustain ourselves according to the Ten Commandments of God."

 

DID YOU KNOW?

Patrick Henry, that patriot and Founding Father of our country said, "It cannot be emphasized too strongly or too often that this great nation was founded not by religionists but by Christians, not on religions but on the Gospel of Jesus Christ".

 

DID YOU KNOW?

Every session of Congress begins with a prayer by a paid preacher, whose salary has been paid by the taxpayer since 1777.

 

DID YOU KNOW? 

Fifty-two of the 55 founders of the Constitution were members of the established orthodox churches in the colonies.

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DID YOU KNOW?

Thomas Jefferson worried that the Courts would overstep their authority and instead of interpreting the law would begin making law.... an oligarchy.... the rule of few over many.

 

DID YOU KNOW?

The very first Supreme Court Justice, John Jay, said, "Americans should select and prefer Christians as their rulers."

 

 How, then, have we gotten to the point that everything we have done for 220 years in this country is now suddenly wrong and unconstitutional?

NOW YOU KNOW!

Many of the details shared here are public record at

  http://www.supremecourtus.gov/about/archdetails.html


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Posted 04/11/2004 by Raven

Article contains some falsehoods, already debunked.  For instance, the sculptor of the frieze over the Supreme Court bench said the Roman numerals I through X represent the ten amendments of the Bill of Rights, not the Ten Commandments. I don't think posting falsehoods is a good way to serve one who is the Truth

Thanks for your input...   I spent several hours researching and insuring that the information on this page is accurate.  Most of the information on this page is taken directly from the Supreme courts own website where they indicate that the symbols on the Ten Commandments tablets of stone represent the Ten Commandments and only on one occasion, the Bill of Rights. Out of all the many, many depictions of the stone tablets - with only one exception I can discern, they all are of the Ten Commandments - and let me say it again, there is only one depicting  the Bill of Rights.  In one paragraph (included below along with the link to that page) they state that the stone tablets inscribed with the Ten Commandments has become a "symbol" for those commandments as well as the law in general... and one of those sculptures, the single pylon with ten Roman numerals represents the Bill of Rights, the first Ten Amendments to the constitution... Those are the facts... thanks again... here's the link

 http://www.supremecourtus.gov/about/symbolsoflaw.pdf

 and the quote (it's on the second page, first paragraph of the link)

 

"Tablets of the Law:  Throughout the history of western art, tablets have been used to signify "the law."  This tradition is closely associated with Moses, the Hebrew lawgiver, who according to the book of Exodus descended from Mount Sinai with the two tablets of stone inscribed with the Ten Commandments.  (He most certainly did not descend with the Ten Amendments!)  Over time the use of the two tablets has become a symbol for the commandments and more generally, ancient laws.  Tablets signify the permanence of the law when "written in stone."  Locations:  in three spots, as part of a larger sculptural groups, Moses is depicted with the tablets: in the north courtroom frieze, in the East Pediment and in one of the Great Hall Metopes.  Other tablets with the Roman Numerals I-X appear on the support frame of the courtroom doors; and held by the figure representing "Law" in the Library woodwork.  A single tablet inscribed with "LEX" is held by James Earl Fraser's Authority of Law, located to the right of the front steps.  Also a single tablet is centrally located in the East Courtroom Frieze, entitled the Defense of Human Rights and the Safeguard of the Liberties and Rights of the People.  The single "pylon" with ten Roman Numerals represents the Bill of Rights, the first Ten Amendments to the Constitution."

Posted Nov 30, 2005 by Samuel J. DeCapio

When America is in trouble who is the first person most American's run to?  You guessed it, GOD.  What is wrong with our country, that the minority is ruling the majority.


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