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Steve Doocy: Ten Commandments are in courthouses because it’s ‘where our laws came from’

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Fox News host Steve Doocy on Wednesday defended government institutions that had been ordered to take down religious displays of the Ten Commandments, arguing that it was where laws in the United States had originated.

Earlier this week, the Oklahoma Supreme Court ruled that a Ten Commandments monument on the state capital ground violated the state constitutional prohibition on using public property for the benefit of a religion.

During a Fox & Friends “Fight For Faith” segment on Wednesday, Doocy suggested that the move had been “just another instance of judicial activism.”

State Rep. Mike Ritze (R), whose family funded the monument, told Doocy that he was shocked because the judges had never ruled against a Ten Commandments display before.

“Well, you know, it’s curious because in many instances like this, Mike, things in state capitals and on public ground are regarded as historical because that’s where our laws and our heritage comes from, came from in the beginning when this nation was first founded,” Doocy opined.

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Ritze pointed out that he and his wife had homeschooled three of their children to teach them their “heritage.”

“We homeschooled them and we hoped to continue [for] other youth in Oklahoma and citizens to understand the heritage and the historical significance of the decalogue or Ten Commandments,” Ritze insisted. “One of the things we’ve emphasized is, don’t let your freedom slip by, don’t let your heritage, your history — if you forget your history, you forget your future.”

As Rev. Barry W. Lynn pointed out during a similar case in 2012, there is almost no evidence that the Founders based U.S. law on the Ten Commandments.

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In fact, “41 law professors and legal historians filed a brief debunking the idea that U.S. law springs from the Ten Commandments,” Lynn wrote.

Slate’s Phil Plait observed that only three of the commandments are punishable under U.S. law: Murder, theft and perjury.

Watch the video below from Fox News’ Fox & Friends, broadcast July 1, 2015.

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‘Pure and simple evil’: MSNBC’s Morning Joe and Mika destroy Trump’s ‘racist and illegal’ taunts against Omar

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MSNBC's Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski warned that President Donald Trump's attacks on Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) were both illegal and racist -- as well as an incitement to violence.

The "Morning Joe" co-hosts were appalled by the crowd's reaction -- chanting "send her back" -- to Trump attacks at a Greensboro, North Carolina, rally.

"Republicans shamed themselves by not calling racism, racism," Scarborough said. "I saw some people actually write columns that used to be respected trying to excuse the president's language and saying it's not racist, but the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the federal agency that Donald Trump oversees that enforces laws against discrimination, specifically outlined such language that the president used last night and that his crowd used last night as an example of bias."

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Stephen Colbert mocks Eric Trump in a way that must be seen to be believed

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Stephen Colbert mocked Eric Trump so badly it has to be seen to be believed.

The moment came after Colbert played a clip of the young Trump child saying that 95 percent of the United States supports him, the camera cut to Colbert doing his Eric impression.

"I've got big gums, and I cannot lie," Colbert said.

"Yeah, 95, guys, I'm tellin' ya," Colbert said, pretending to be Eric with his lips curled up.

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Black Pennsylvania Trump voter wonders if he’s still welcome in the GOP

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Tuesday, CNN released interviews with Texas Trump supporters who defended his racist attacks on four Congresswomen of color. Wednesday night, Van Jones showed his panel of supporters of both President Donald Trump and former President Barack Obama. But things got tense when a Black Trump supporter was asked about the president's racially charged statements.

Two men, one white one Black, in the group said they supported Trump and probably would again because business was good. Two women in the group lamented that Trump's racism was hurtful for the country.

"I just go back to values," the older women said. "I value treating people with dignity. And if there is anything that is incongruent with those values, then I'm not for that. So I'm not going to put profit over my values."

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