May 20, 2012
Ten Commandments bill ends murder in Tennessee
A bill signed into law in April that would allow public buildings to display the Ten Commandments and other documents deemed as "historically significant" has ended murder in the state of Tennessee. Since the law was signed by Gov. Bill Haslam, not a single Tennessean has murdered, committed adultery, or coveted his neighbor's ass. The bill passed unanimously in the House 93-0 and unanimously in the Senate 30-0. The legislation authorizes counties to display replicas of historical documents including the Ten Commandments, the Magna Carta, the Mayflower Compact, the Declaration of Independence, the U.S. Constitution, the Bill of Rights, and the Tennessee Constitution. "Remember back in March when things like theft and murder and adultery existed in this state," said Haslam. "And then we passed this legislation sponsored by Republican Sen. Mike Bell of Riceville and people just stopped doing those things? That was super weird. But then when we posted the U.S. Constitution it didn't stop us from passing laws violating the First Amendment. So that's super weird, too."
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