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Governor Nathan Deal Signs Amended Historical Display Law

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Yesterday afternoon (May 7, 2012) Georgia Governor Nathan Deal held a bill signing ceremony for HB 766. The new law amends a 2006 law that allowed the posting of 9 historical documents, including a copy of the Ten Commandments, in Courthouses. The new law allows “The Foundations of American Law & Government Display” to be posted in ‘all’ public buildings!

Dr. Jody Hice, President and founder of Ten Commandments Ga commends Governor Nathan Deal, Representative Tommy Benton, and Senator Bill Heath (bill sponsors) for recognizing the importance of these documents and the need to communicate them to all Georgians. Dr. Hice went on to say that he thought “the legislation passed this year should serve as a model for all 50 states. The country should recognize what we have done here and try to duplicate it over and over again!”

Twenty-two counties in Georgia have already displayed the documents that Gov. Sonny Perdue signed into law on July 1, 2006. These displays are paving the way for communities to further educate their citizens regarding historical facts about our country's founding.

“The Foundations of American Law & Government Display” is being made available through the ministry of Ten Commandments-GA, Inc. We serve as a resource for private citizens, churches, civic clubs, and organizations to purchase these documents and to present them for approval to their local governing boards, commissions, and councils. TC-GA has beautifully designed to legal specifications the nine-piece historical display. You may view these unique designs by logging on to

The following documents may now be legally posted in local government buildings:

1. The Ten Commandments
2. The Mayflower Compact, 1620
3. The Declaration of Independence
4. Magna Carta
5. 'The Star-Spangled Banner' by Francis Scott Key
6. The National Motto: "In God We Trust"
7. The Preamble to the Georgia Constitution
8. The Bill of Rights of the United States Constitution
9. The description on the image of Lady Justice

These documents may be acquired by contacting TC-GA on the web, by calling 706-376-0154, or by mail at TC-GA, P.O. Box 941, Hartwell, GA 30643. For more information you may contact:

Mike Griffin
Executive Director, Ten Commandments-GA

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