What I saw

1. On the Capitol grounds (which are very nice, very broad and seweeping and parklike) a memorial thing to brave…Confederate soldiers. Signed by Jefferson Davis.

Oh right. This is the Confederacy.

2. Also on the Capitol grounds, on the north side, a big granite slab with…the ten commandments.

Oh Dave, I thought. Actually I said, because there was no one around; it was very early. Oh Dave; got one for ya.

3. On Congress Avenue, a statue of a ragey woman firing a cannon.

She made me giggle.


  1. iknklast says

    Forget about that 10 commandments monument on state capitol grounds in Texas; that one’s already been litigated. We lost. Apparently it’s part of a larger display with a secular purpose.

    Texas is actually a beautiful state, if you can see past all the Texans. (I’ve heard it’s the world’s number one producer of Texans.)

  2. Walton says

    The constitutionality of the Ten Commandments display at the Texas state capitol has already been challenged, and a majority of the Supreme Court held that it was not unconstitutional – Van Orden v Perry, 545 U.S. 677 (2005).

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