If Everyone Kept Just One of the Commandments
Well, not exactly. The problem has existed since the very beginning. Everyone's heard "the grass is always greener on the other side of the fence." But that way of thinking serves no good purpose. In fact, quite the opposite is true.
There is a really good reason the tenth commandment warns us "not to covet," which is an old timey word we don't hear very often. But, to covet means "to want or lust after something" which belongs to someone else. That's been wrong forever and for good reason. It leads to crime, even when government is involved.
The constant cry for tax increases on the rich is a cruel ploy which can induce coveting and envy on those who aren't as wealthy. That's just not right. Politicians shouldn't cause division like that. But they do. When politicians put people into groups and pit them against each other, it causes division and fuels jealousy and hate.
It wasn't meant to be that way. Our country's motto of "E Pluribus Unum" meant to unify. It means, "out of many, one."
Think of it...wouldn't it be a better world if everyone kept the tenth commandment, "Thou shalt not covet?" No more politics of envy--no more class warfare--no more insistance from pandering politicians that the rich needs to pay their "fair share" (which of course they already do). What would politicians do if we all kept the tenth commandment?
It would force them into the arena of ideas, but unfortunately far too many politicians are bereft of ideas which could have a positive affect on our culture and society.
Posted by Rich Glasgow