A Ten Commandments monument stands outside the Texas State Capitol June 27, 2005 in Austin, Texas. A sharply divided Supreme Court upheld the constitutionality of displaying the Ten Commandments on government land, but drew the line on displays inside courthouses, saying they violated the doctrine of separation of church and state. Jana Birchum/Getty Images

A monument of the Ten Commandments was destroyed early Wednesday morning in Little Rock, Arkansas, when a vehicle ran into it less than 24 hours after it was erected in front of the state capitol. The controversial monument's destruction spurred a debate on Twitter about the separation between religion and government.

The conversation was prompted by the former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, who called the destroyer of the monument an "idiot."

"Some idiot in my home state broke all 10 commandments at the same time," Huckabee wrote Wednesday. "He wasn't Moses and it wasn't Mt. Sinai."

The reaction was a mixture of condemnation against attack and backlash against monument's presence in front of the Capitol building. The argument's central themes were whether or not the Ten Commandments monument constituted religious supremacy and challenged the separation of church and state, or if the destruction of the monument was an attack on Christianity as a belief system.

Secretary of state's spokesman Chris Powell said Capitol Police arrested 32-year-old Michael Tate Reed, who shot a video of himself running his car through the six-foot granite statue at around 5:15 am, according to CBS Little Rock affiliate KTHV-TV. He was booked into Pulaski County jail Wednesday on preliminary charges of defacing objects of public interest, criminal trespass, and first-degree criminal mischief.

The video was streamed on Facebook live to Reed's account yelling, "Oh my goodness. Freedom!" before crashing into the monument.

Others on Twitter argued about the legality of the monument's presence, the "slippery slope" that the monument represented, while others said that this was an indication that the country is "headed in the wrong direction."

Before the monument was put up, it had already stirred up controversy. The Satanic Temple and the American Civil Liberties Union already said they planned on suing the state of Arkansas over the promotion of Christianity, according to CNN Tuesday.