Editor: Dr. Rachel Ehrenfeld, President, American Center for Democracy (ACD)
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On May 17, Jewish people around the world celebrated the holiday of Shavuot, commemorating the seven weeks between Passover and the first grain harvest in ancient times. It is a particularly important holiday because it also celebrates the receiving of the Torah on Mt. Sinai, when G-d gave the Jewish people the Ten Commandments over 3,300 years ago.
The Torah includes 613 commandments, the most famous of which are the Ten Commandments. These Ten Commandments are the intellectual backbone of Judaism, as well as Christianity and America’s secular Constitution and Bill of Rights. In other words, they are the backbone of Western Civilization. Alarmingly, the new lawless administration in Washington has repudiated these basic commandments, and has been systematically cancelling the religious values upon which this nation was built.
Let us examine them, one by one:
1) You shall have no other gods before me: The new administration is removing references to God from Biden’s speeches and replacing them with ‘humanistic’ values, on the assumption that only the government, and not religion, can determine morality. In a recent Prayer Day message, Biden did not mention the word G-d even once. Instead, Biden has taken to quoting Mao Zedong, the brutal founder of the Chinese Communist Party and the People’s Republic of China, who murdered millions of his own people.
2) You shall not make carved images (idols) and you shall not worship them. Biden and his administration ‘bow down’ to the U.N. and the concept of a World Government (globalism). A World Government is not democratic, has no loyalty to any one country, has no morality, has no common heritage, and no religious belief structure. People who believe in such an unnatural structure generally accept it on faith, not rationality. We at Save The West regard the concept to be the functional equivalent of an idol.
3) You shall not take the name of the Lord in vain: In a recent 3-minute Easter Day video message, Biden discussed “resurrection and renewal,”, but did not mention the resurrection of whom or the renewal of what. He appeared with a person dressed up as an Eastern Bunny and discussed Easter eggs. He did not mention Jesus. Instead, he concluded: “may G-d protect us all.” Not mentioning the name Jesus, and not stating the interrelationship between Easter and Jesus and the powerful message of Easter to America’s Christian community, Biden in effect rejected both.
4) Remember the Sabbath: Biden either ignores or belittles Judeo-Christian holidays. When Biden does discuss such holidays, he does so in the most superficial way. We at Save The West infer that Biden behaves in such a manner because these important holidays commemorate the Judeo-Christian values of the Torah (Old Testament) and New Testament, which the Biden Administration seems to hope Americans will forget. The administration knows that people who believe in traditional values are more likely to retain their self-respect, self-reliance, and confidence, and are therefore less likely to be seduced by government welfare programs.
5) Honor Your Father and Mother: The administration is working to destroy the integrity of the traditional family structure and cancel all historical family memories, because they remind people of the old values and the traditions on which this country was built. Thus, his welfare and stimulus programs provide extra incentives to single parents, rather than traditional families. The Biden Administration also supports the Marxist/Maoist Black Lives Matter (BLM), which calls for the dissolution of the black family.
6) You shall not murder: The administration is witnessing an unprecedented growth in homicides in the major Democrat states, but has offered no strategy to stop it. Biden did not offer to send in the National Guard or even Federal marshals. Instead, under the guise of ‘social justice’, he and his administration watch silently and even encourage rampant crime by endorsing such programs as cashless bail for violent criminals, and supporting the early release of thousands of convicted murderers out of prisons. By ignoring the rule of law and neglecting to restore safety and calm, these programs further endanger the general population. Furthermore, the Biden Administration did not punish cities that defunded local police forces, even though a reduced police force has precipitated further destruction and a sharp rise in crime.
7) You shall not commit adultery: The administration doesn’t protect or incentivizes the nuclear family. Instead, federal tax policies discourage conventional married couples and incentivize single-parent families, even those with unmarried partners. Moreover, the Democrats refused to censure Congressman Eric Swalwell (D-CA) after he was accused of having an extra-marital affair with a Chinese spy (which he neither confirmed or denied) and they rejected Republican efforts to have him removed from the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, where he still holds a leadership position.
8) You shall not steal: The socialist policies of the administration call for and seek to codify stealing from the rich, even though 10% of the wealthiest Americans already pay 70% of the country’s income taxes. During the economic recovery of 2021, the Biden Administration has increased the underfunded stimulus spending bills that are stoking inflation and thereby robbing all Americans of their dollar buying power. At the southern border, the administration has first condoned the kidnapping (stealing) of children by coyotes, and then directly organized their secret trans-shipment to internment centers in cities all across the country.
9) You shall not bear false witness: The Biden Administration continuously accuses the Republicans of being racist and doing evil, although they never present real evidence to support their claims. On the contrary, the Democrats are the racists and evildoers, who project their own regressive values onto their opponents through false accusations and revisionist history.
10) You shall not covet your neighbor’s house, property, or spouse: Socialism plays on irrational and emotional envy and disdain of those who succeed through hard work and risk-taking. Socialism/Communism demands equality of outcome, despite the individual effort. By embracing these ideologies, the Biden Administration encourages lawless, criminal behavior by individuals who vandalize and destroy private property and steal from their neighbors.
Sadly, the Biden Administration has repudiated the fundamental values of the United States and Western Civilization and the wisdom of Judaism and Christianity, which are its backbone. The resulting lack of morality explains the increasing lawlessness that we are facing. The damage to our moral fiber is incalculable. Let’s hope that we can survive this attack on the United States and the assault on the Constitutional rights and religious values that made our country great.
Shavuot is a good reminder of the key values that defined Western Civilization through the 3,300 year old Torah and its wisdom. This wisdom is timeless and cannot be negated by Godless and morally corrupt Socialists and Communists.
Democrats Urging Biden To Remove God From America – Christianity Daily
Joe Biden: “How I Learned To Love The New World Order” – NewsPunch.com
Democrats ready to replace worship of God with worship of the state = OneNewsNow.com
Why Do Democrats Hate Families? – Roger McKinney – Finance.TownHall.com
Democrats Project their own Character Flaws onto Republicans – American Thinker
How Democrats Want to Tax the Rich – Bloomberg.com
Democrat Party of Racism, Want Proof? – IndependentSentinel.com
The Democratic Party: Racists From The Beginning – ConservativeDailyNews.com
Why are Democrat Mayors Allowing Looting in Their Cities? – CitizenSentinelsNetwork.com