No Gods Before the Lord Your God
Matthew Jerzyk of Providence has a particularly restrictive view of the appropriate content of public monuments:
We have hundreds of places in our city for monuments of the Ten Commandments; they are called churches. Our public spaces, however, should be reserved to memorialize our common faith in government. For example, if any city official wants to use my tax dollars to erect monuments, I would suggest that he or she start with a monument to the U.S. Constitution.
Our common faith in government? God forbid!