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Religious Monument Gets a Sidekick: Bill of Rights

posted on December 12, 2012

Fernanda Santos of The New York Times reports on the installment of a Bill of Rights monument, consisting of limestone slabs engraved with the amendments, which will overlook the Arizona State Capitol. Chris Bliss, a stand-up comedian, decided to spearhead the installment 10 years ago when he discovered a controversy over a monument of the Ten Commandments in the rotunda of Alabama’s state judicial building. “Instead of arguing over whether to leave up or take down these displays of the Ten Commandments,” read Bliss’s ensuing comedy routine, “my suggestion is to put up displays of the Bill of Rights next to them and let people comparison shop.”

Read at The New York Times