Louisiana has become the first state to require that the Ten Commandments be displayed in every public school classroom under a bill signed into law by Republican Gov. Jeff Landry on Wednesday.

The GOP-drafted legislation mandates that a poster-sized display of the Ten Commandments in “large, easily readable font” be required in all public classrooms, from kindergarten to state-funded universities. Although the bill did not receive final approval from Landry, the time for gubernatorial action — to sign or veto the bill — has lapsed.

Opponents question the law’s constitutionality, warning that lawsuits are likely to follow. Proponents say the purpose of the measure is not solely religious, but that it has historical significance. In the law’s language, the Ten Commandments are described as “foundational documents of our state and national government.

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    This state government is the worst one I’ve ever seen. Filled with morons. They believe in fairy tales and magic. There is no voice of reason in that state house.

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        I live an work in Scotland, as part of our job we’re voluntold to speak to young people considering a trades apprenticeship. Last month was my turn, one of the kids was going for his welding ticket. His game plan was to immediately move to Texas. I told him there’s loads of places you’d be less likely to be shot considering how lippy he is.

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          Lots of work in that area in Texas though, with Air Products having a lot of plants in TX and AZ as well as the refineries.

          But if he’s trying to get chemical plant work and not just construction, make sure they know how to weld pipe - something like being able to do a 6G position MIG weld with a TIG root on pipe should be absolutely required for anyone thinking about plant work or pipe fabrication.

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            Scotland is oil country sadly. A lot of the money that comes into small communities is from people going off to work the rigs. So I’m positive that that’s something they’d be taught.