A forum for Princeton residents to express opinions about local and national issues
Question of the Week: "What are your views on the 10 Commandments being displayed on government property?"
"I am all for it, although there is the issue of 'separation of church and state.' This county was founded on the principles of the Ten Commandments, and I feel that their display on government property is appropriate. In D.C., they are on monuments and federal buildings. Also, when you appear in court or take public office, you are sworn-in on a Bible, which reduces the separation of church and state.
Scott Bosley, Lt. Mercer Engine No. 3, Maclain Street
"I believe in a strong separation of church and state; therefore, I do not believe that that tablets should be displayed on government property."
Elizabeth Camp, Murray Place
"As long as it is done in a respectful way and other religions are recognized, I do not have a problem with it."
Robin Williams, Nassau Street
"There are so many variations on the commandments; and I think that religious displays should be kept to churches, synagogues, and mosques."
Laura Goldfeld, Montadale Drive
"My sense is that the issue is being driven by people who want to return to the thinking in our early history and have religion to be more integrated into government and public affairs. This is an odd distraction given everything else that is going on."
Jonathan Sporn, Mercer Street