Thursday, August 28, 2003

The Ten Commandments

So now the government has removed a monument to the Ten Commandments from the lobby of the Supreme Court of Alabama. All secular humanists and atheistic intellectuals cheered. The court is now free of the poison of the rules that the Judeo-Christian world has held dear for millenia. As Lowell Ponte put it in his searing take on it:
Leftists cheered wildly as the moral strictures of the 10 Commandments were removed from the Alabama Supreme Court. It is easy to see why. If people decided to believe in those rules – especially the Commandments that prohibit stealing and the coveting of your neighbors’ property – the Democratic Party, with its endless use of envy and class warfare and discriminatory demands to “tax the rich,” would vanish in the twinkling of an eye. The Left is a diseased ideology of darkness that cannot survive in the pure light of moral clarity.
The ACLU has won out over common sense. Other than those commandments that are specifically pertaining to the religion (have no idols, keep the sabbath) which are, after all, not commands that must be followed by non believers, one would think that these rules of living are a sort of universal truth, that must be followed by everyone. But leftist ideology must obliterate all ten of these rules, because 5, 8, 9, and 10 pertain to activities that leftist ideology insists are necessary to continue their power over the rest of us. Class envy and redistribution of wealth are the cornerstones of leftist ideologies. Coveting and taking the posessions of the rich are so important to the left that the ten commandments themselves must be stricken from the house of our laws.

I have no time to make the case here, but Ponte surely does. Lowell Ponte is a writer who I have just discovered, and can't recommend him highly enough. This man has an encyclopedic knowledge of history, and the more you read him, or listen to his radio show, the more impressive he is.

Highly recommended