The laws of creation’s nature include the perimeters for civil behavior provided by the Ten Commandments (Exodus 20 and Deuteronomy 5). Because of the universal benefits that come from applying the Commandments, they are a common part of the moral religions throughout the world. Prior to the time that supremacist judges embraced the intolerance of a tiny minority (the laws of man), the rest of us had the benefits that come when the Commandments were emphasized in the schools and on public properties throughout the nation.
Americans recognize that the promotion of life-building attitudes is important, but that it is not right to punish harmful attitudes that have not been expressed by criminal actions. “We, The People” places the consequences of attitudes, good or bad, in the hands of God. He sees and hears all. Over time, the failure to police one’s own thoughts renders severe punishments in direct proportion to the evil being entertained. These six commandments pertain directly to such matters of the heart:
You shall have no other gods before Me.
You shall not make for yourself a graven image.
You shall not take the name of the LORD your God in vain.
Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy.
Honor your father and mother.
You shall not covet your neighbor’s house; you shall not covet your neighbor’s wife, nor his male servant, nor his female servant, nor his ox, nor his donkey, nor anything that is your neighbor’s.
Four of the commandments provide the foundation for civil and criminal law in America:
You shall not murder (the right to life).
You shall not commit adultery (the sanctity of marriage).
You shall not steal (the right to own property).
You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor (the right to be truthfully represented).
It is citizen support for moral absolutes reflected in the Ten Commandments that promotes the passage of good laws by elected representatives. It is, exclusively, only this moral climate within our society and government that can prevail over the curse of moral relativism practiced by the masters of political deception.
To justify taxpayer support, educators must teach the truth about the God-honoring Declaration of Independence and Ten Commandments that have enabled Americans to change a wilderness into the greatest nation on earth.
~ David Norris