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Thursday, October 29, 2020

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Monument To Self-Righteousness

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BY KAREN WEBB

The thing that puzzles me is how Oklahoma made it this long without the Ten Commandments at the Capitol and why anyone thinks it will improve anything.

I still think if the monument is installed that anyone breaking a commandment must resign. I don’t think if they forced every legislator to hold a Bible while he talks it would prevent them from using scripture to further their careers.

If they made them swear on it before each comment in session they would still lie or stomp all over each other’s rights on a daily basis and really stomp on ours.

We could have the one on bearing false witness tattooed on each of their foreheads and most would still ignore it for the advancement of their careers.

The scriptures we need on a monument or require them to read at least once an hour:

Judge not, lest ye be judged. [Matthew 7:1]

Judge not, and ye shall not be judged: condemn not, and ye shall not be condemned: forgive, and ye shall be forgiven. [Luke 6:37]

And why beholdest thou the mote that is in thy brother’s eye, but perceivest not the beam that is in thine own eye? [Luke 6:41]

He that is without sin among you, let him first cast a stone at her. [John 8:10]

But we are all as an unclean thing, and all our righteousnesses are as filthy rags; and we all do fade as a leaf; and our iniquities, like the wind, have taken us away. [Isaiah 64:6]

Don’t tell me that we have all sinned and you don’t think you are better than others, unless you start putting your own sin into the Constitution.

We really need an amendment regarding self-righteousness because the Pharisees and Sadducees are in control.

Karen Webb lives in Moore, OK and is a regular contributor to The Oklahoma Observer

Arnold Hamilton
Arnold Hamilton
Arnold Hamilton became editor of The Observer in September 2006. Previously, he served nearly two decades as the Dallas Morning News’ Oklahoma Bureau chief. He also covered government and politics for the San Jose Mercury News, the Dallas Times Herald, the Tulsa Tribune and the Oklahoma Journal.