Nearly all the Republican presidential candidates said during a debate in Iowa that they support the idea of posting the 10 Commandments in public schools. Backing the idea, front-runner Gov. George W. Bush said, “No matter what a person’s religion is, there’s some inherent values in those great commandments.” Conservative activist Gary Bauer pledged that if he wins, they would be posted not only in schools, but also in the Oval Office. Arizona Sen. John McCain sidestepped the issue, speaking instead about how the Senate begins its proceedings every day with a prayer.
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