Arkansas Man Destroys Newly Erected Ten Commandments Monument

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Arkansas Man Destroys Newly Erected Ten Commandments Monument

After a two-year legal battle over whether a monument of the biblical Ten Commandments should be erected on the Arkansas State Capitol grounds, the debate was swiftly settled via sedan, CNN reports. In the wee morning hours today, Michael Tate Reed deliberately drove his car into the recently unveiled monument, knocking it off base and cracking it into three pieces. The monument hadn’t even been up for a full 24 hours. This marks the second time the ten commandments have been destroyed in anger, the first being Moses’ smashing of the tablets when he saw the Israelites worshipping a golden calf. It’s unclear if the two incidents are related.

Though the monument was approved back in 2015, it has spawned a great deal of controversy leading up to its unveiling. While some, like Sen. Jason Rapert, praised the statue, claiming, “We’re just very grateful to have this up and see the law fulfilled. We have a beautiful Capitol grounds, but we did not have a monument that actually honored the historical moral foundation of law,” others were less enthused. Notably, LeeWood Thomas of the Arkansas Society of Freethinkers told CNN that he was “appalled” with the decision to build it.

The real question is why it’s that big of a deal either way. It seems like we’ve got bigger things to worry about these days, and per a 2005 Supreme Court decision, Ten Commandments monuments on state grounds aren’t seen as violations of the First Amendment, anyway. They’re certainly not worth smashing to pieces with a car, at least.

Mike Huckabee swooped in to perfectly sum up the whole situation with one of those “hilarious” tweets he’s so well-known for.

What a stud.

Watch the American hero in action via his Facebook livestream below.