Letter to the Editor

Imposing their own condemnation

Saturday, March 5, 2005

To the editor:

Some decades ago, a tornado removed a bridge that crossed the Sangamon River on a county road between Cerro Gordo and Cisco in Illinois. Why should someone demand the removal of a barrier that prevents traffic from plunging into the river? Why should someone demand the removal of a warning sign? Why should someone insist that no warning or barrier ever be allowed, under penalty of law, near such an obvious source of harm? On this country road, the warnings are still in place.

The U.S. Supreme Court continues to insist upon the removal of the Ten Commandments that warn of everlasting dangers ahead. Courts insist that ignorance of the law is no excuse. Yet the courts remove the knowledge of the laws. Such abandonment of good sense gives rise to heated indignation. Nevertheless, we curse them not but say with the angels, "The Lord rebuke you."

Know henceforth that, as of March 2, all those who agree with and aid in the removal of the Ten Commandments place themselves under the anathema and censure of the Almighty. If they think their lives in this time will be bad, just wait until they step into eternity. Let them remember their own writ of condemnation: Ignorance is no excuse.

WARREN JORDAN, Patton, Mo.