State Representative Greg Morris (R-Vidalia) recently pre-filed House Bill 702 which would erect a monument of the Ten Commandments as well as the preambles to the United States Constitution and the Georgia Constitution.
“I believe this monument will be an appropriate expression of the religious and political freedoms which we hold dear as Americans and Georgians,” said Rep. Morris. “If we as a nation want to reclaim our greatness, we must stand up for the principles that made our nation great in the beginning. Those of us who are elected by the people should lead the way.”
House Bill 702, which will be introduced in the 2014 legislative session, would erect this monument where the statue of Tom Watson once stood. The statue of Watson was removed from the Capitol grounds earlier this year. The proposed granite statue would be located near the State Capitol’s front entrance and include both Constitutions on one side and the Ten Commandments on the other.
Representative Greg Morris represents the citizens of District 156, which includes portions of Appling, Jeff Davis, Montgomery, and Toombs counties. He was elected into the House of Representatives in 1998, and currently serves as the Chairman of the Banks and Banking Committee. He also serves on the Appropriations, Code Revision, Natural Resources & Environment, and Rules committees.