If you care about the First Amendment or the idea that your elected officials are wasting their time and your money on ways to violate it, then you need to write to your US Senators right now.
Sen. Ted Kennedy and Sen. John Kerry have both recieved this from me:
As you probably are aware, S.Res.483 is "a resolution recognizing the first weekend of May 2008 as 'Ten Commandments Weekend'." As you are also probably aware, this type of thing is a violation of the First Amendment.
In case you didn't know the First Amendment states "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof [...]" I don't know how it can be any more clear. Promoting the Ten Commandments (of which only 2 or three are actually laws, depending on interpretation) is a blatant example of "respecting an establishment of religion". Of the 2 or 3 commandments that are actually against the law, none of them are unique to the US or Christianity. Of the 7 or 8 that are not laws, all of them are irrelavant to our system of government. By the way, the commandment that is not clear is "Thou shall not bear false witness" and this only really applies in a court of law, and not is not something the average person can be arrested for.
I am a registered Democrat in the State of Massachusetts and I can assure you that I will not be voting for you if you vote to approve this resolution. One of the basic tenants of this county is freedom of religion, which also includes freedom FROM religion. I don't want my country even considering recognizing any particular religion as more important than another, especially since more and more people are turning away from the religion of their childhood.