Conservatives have had 27 years since Ronald Reagan retired to make more Americans aware of what liberal policies mean for the country — and because they have not fought seriously in the information war — they have failed. Marvin J. Folkertsma has created a great liberal version of the Ten Commandments posted at American Thinker — he introduces them and calls the new ones “secular-progressive “’corrections.’” Here are a few of my favorites — though all ten are terrific and can be read here:
ONE: I am the LORD your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage. You shall have no other gods before Me. Liberal Version: The Government is your sovereign, almighty and supreme, which raised some of you from the ranks of American citizens, lavished you with riches, privileges, and power, granted you immunity from prosecution, and rendered you secure in your lives for the rest of your days. You shall worship no other sovereigns before the government.
TWO: You shall not make for yourself a carved image – any likeness of anything that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth; you shall not bow down to them nor serve them. For I, the LORD your God, am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children to the third and fourth generations of those who hate Me, but showing mercy to thousands, to those who love Me and keep My commandments. Liberal Version: You shall create images of worship that include the environment, approved groups, prominent government officials, and selected entertainment icons, forcing all citizens to venerate the same or suffer penalties of defamation, ruination of lives and livelihoods, or imprisonment. The government will not tolerate rivals to its edicts, despoiling generations of those against it and granting privileges indefinitely to those and their progeny who have gained its favor and obeyed its commands.
FIVE: Honor your father and your mother, that your days may be long upon the land which the LORD your God is giving you. Liberal Version: You shall observe the Woodrow Wilson Rule on raising children, making them as unlike their fathers and mothers as possible, by instructing them in educational institutions filled with credentialed people who dismiss marriage and the family while endorsing any relationships that inflict damage on the same, remembering at all times that the land you think you own is controlled by the government.
EIGHT: You shall not steal. Liberal Version: You may take as much property from others as you can, through taxation, confiscation, or administrative extortion, while sympathizing with rampaging mobs, looters, and destroyers of property and neighborhoods, all the time justifying your actions as striving for social justice.
Read more: American Thinker
Also on this topic, an article by Matt Barber: “How Liberalism Violates all 10 Commandments.”
Image credit: www.americanvision.org.