Source: Associated Press
By JILL BLEED
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — An Arkansas commission cleared the way Tuesday for the installation of another Ten Commandments monument outside the state Capitol, after a prior marker was shattered when a man crashed his car into the monolith less than 24 hours after it was put in place.
The Arkansas Capitol Arts and Grounds Commission signed off on the final design, which will include four concrete posts for the monument’s protection.
Officials and supporters said there’s no guarantee that such security measures will prevent the monument’s destruction but that they’re confident with the final design.
“There’s nothing you can do to make it perfect,” said Republican state Rep. Bob Ballinger, who attended Tuesday’s meeting as a representative of the American History & Heritage Foundation, the private group that’s paying for the monument. “We think that considering cost, time and everything, we’ve done everything reasonable possible.”