I read the letter of May 13, "Ten commandments meant to civilize us." This reminded me of my most recent visit to the Ogden Municipal Park. That's when I noticed that the Ten Commandments monument had been removed. And, this, in turn, reminded me of the terrible stink that people in this town and many other towns have made, then petitioned their respective town councils to have these types of monuments removed from respective municipal parks.
The reason for this petition is they believed it violated both the First Amendment to the Constitution and the "separation of church and state" law.
To be frank, I don't believe that such a violation ever happened. Congress has passed so many laws that were directly related to the Ten Commandments. Commandment number ten reads: "Thou shalt not covet anything that is thy neighbor's." Usually it's covetousness that precedes theft, which brings us to Commandment number seven: "Thou shalt not steal." And, what part of "Thou shalt not kill" don't the murderers understand?
Dallon Eugene Nye