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Three things to consider...

1. COWS,
2. THE CONSTITUTION, and
3. THE TEN*COMMANDMENTS

COWS
Is it just me, or does anyone else find it amazing that our government can track a cow born in Canada almost three years ago, right to the stall where she sleeps in the state of Washington? And, they tracked her calves to their stalls. But they are unable to locate millions of illegal*aliens wandering around America. Maybe we should give them all a cow when they enter the country.


THE CONSTITUTION
They keep talking about the problems drafting a Constitution for Iraq. Why don't we just give them ours? It was written by a lot of really smart guys, it's worked for over 200 years and -- hey, let's face it -- we're not using it anymore.


TEN*COMMANDMENTS
The real reason that we can't have the Ten*Commandments in a courthouse........ You cannot post "Thou Shalt Not Steal," "Thou Shalt Not Commit Adultery" and "Thou Shall Not Lie" in a building full of lawyers, judges and politicians -- it creates a hostile work environment.


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1. They can't find them because the capitalist bastards who hire them don't want them found, and they pay their Repiglican dik sucks to make sure it never happens, so they can bust the unions and turn the American workers into paupers with their little wet back pals.


3. The real reason the Ten Commandants aren't there is because you are wrong about #2
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The real reason that we can't have the Ten*Commandments in a courthouse........ You cannot post "Thou Shalt Not Steal," "Thou Shalt Not Commit Adultery" and "Thou Shall Not Lie" in a building full of lawyers, judges and politicians -- it creates a hostile work environment.


I realize you are just being humorous, but why did you only pick the ones that result in infringment to others' civil rights? I would say the reason we cannot post the religious text in a courthouse is because a secular government has no place advocating archaic pre-Christian values. It constitutes an establishment of a state religion.

Do you think it is reasonable to legislate the first five commandments?
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1. "I am the LORD your God who brought you out of the land of Egypt, from the house of slavery. Thou shalt have no other gods before Me... .."

This commandment is to believe in the existence of God and His influence on events in the world, and that the goal of the redemption from Egypt was to become His servants (Rashi). It prohibits belief in or worship of any additional deities.

2. "Do not make a sculpted image or any likeness of what is in the heavens above..."

This prohibits the construction or fashioning of "idols" in the likeness of created things (beasts, fish, birds, people) and worshipping them.

3. "Thou shalt not swear falsely by the name of the LORD..."

This commandment is to never take the name of God in a vain, pointless or insincere oath (Rashi). This includes four types of prohibited oaths: an oath affirming as true a matter one knows to be false, an oath that affirms the patently obvious, an oath denying the truth of a matter one knows to be true, and an oath to perform an act that is beyond one's capabilities[citation needed].

4. "Remember [zachor] the Sabbath day and keep it holy" (the version in Deuteronomy reads shamor, "observe")

The seventh day of the week is termed Shabbat and is holy, just as God ceased creative activity during Creation. The aspect of zachor (remember) is performed by declaring the greatness of the day (kiddush), by having three festive meals and by engaging in Torah study and pleasurable activities. The aspect of shamor is performed by abstaining from the 39 melachot (forbidden categories of activity) on the Shabbat.

5. "Thou shalt honour your father and your mother..."

The obligation to honor one's parents is an obligation that one owes to God and fulfills this obligation through one's actions towards one's parents.
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