Colbert and the Ten Commandments

In this hilarious and classic interview, Stephen Colbert interviews congressman Lynn Westmoreland, from Georgia's 8th district (Georgia, go figure...), who co-sponsored a bill requiring the display of the Ten Commandments in the House of Representatives and the Senate.

While attempting to justify his view, Westmoreland asks the rhetorical question "what better place could you have something like that than in a judicial building or in a courthouse?" He sets himself up, I know... but Colbert is actually nice and gives him a chance to redeem himself, and so he asks "can you think of any better building to put the ten commandments in than in a public building?" and the answer is a flat out no... Funny, I would have thought that, I don't know, a church might qualify!!!

In any case, the true genius and brilliance comes at the very end of the clip, when Colbert asks the killer question that buries Westmoreland and shows him for the hypocrite and the idiot that he is. I won't give away the ending, but it is absolutely hysterical.


It scares me sometimes to think that people as simple-minded and narrow-minded as this dude, and who have absolutely no understanding of political philosophy, or the importance of the separation of church and state, or of the Bill of Rights, are the ones in political power...
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