Skip to comments.Cost of fighting for Ten Commandments: $10,000
Posted on 06/29/2008 3:35:43 AM PDT by Man50D
A little more than four years ago, Brandi Swindell, Bryan Fischer and a group called Generation Life hoped to stop the city council of Boise, Idaho, from removing a Ten Commandments monument that had stood in a city park since 1965.
The city council accepted no public input into its decision, so Generation Life was compelled to file a lawsuit seeking a temporary restraining order on the city's action.
Generation Life lost that case, and even though they later took another suit to the Idaho Supreme Court, winning the right to have the citizens of Boise vote on the monument's future, the bill from the first case has come due.
Now, more than four years later, the city of Boise wants Swindell, Fischer, and Generation Life to pay $10,000 in court-awarded legal fees from the first case. Interest is already accruing, and the city has placed liens against Swindell and Fischer's property.
"I'm a fourth generation Idahoan, born and raised in Boise," Swindell told WND, "and this makes me and many people in our state livid. Essentially the city is saying that if you dare speak against us, hold us accountable, get involved in the legal process, we will go after you and punish you. We believe this is an intimidation tactic."
Swindell told WND that after losing the first case, there was a public outcry that the city would demand legal fees at all. Generation Life wasn't suing over some feigned personal injury or seeking a payoff over broken sidewalks; the group was taking the only avenue the city left open to them in the Ten Commandments monument dispute.
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Not to mention that the government took a fairly significant action without being informed by the citizens. If these aren't symptoms of dictatorship, I don't know what are.
The sad part is all this is to see a city like Boise go the way of other left-wing bastions like Madistan. The ACLU is changing the face of America by stripping away our religious core. Thanks Bob Barr!
It seems to me that the “answer going forward” is simple: vote the scumbags out of office, and elect a council more in line with the people’s views.
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