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Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin has declared that a monument to the Ten Commandments will stay in the state capitol despite an Oklahoma Supreme Court ruling that it violates the state’s constitution, which prohibits using state property or money for religious purposes. “I don’t agree with them on this particular ruling,” Fallin declared. “The call they made was not the right call.” So on what basis does she plan to ignore their ruling? “You know, there are three branches of our government,” she lectured in a public speech. “You have the Supreme Court, the legislative branch and the people — the people and their ability to vote.” As with the federal government, the Oklahoma’s three branches are the Judicial, Legislative, and Executive — she forgot the Executive branch, which she leads. (RC/KFOR Oklahoma City) ...Which is unusual: most politicians forget The People.
Original Publication Date: 12 July 2015
This story is in True’s book collections, in Volume 22.

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