"History tells us, that from the moment when moral forces on which a civilization rested have lost their strength, it's final dissolution is brought about by those unconscious and brutal crowds known, justifiably enough as barbarians.-Gustave LeBon
You cannot complain about a mother who walks from a jury of her peers a free woman, after the death of her child, with the evidence pointing strongly toward her as the killer, and in the next breath condemn the posting of; "Thou shalt not kill," in public.
How can one complain about a politician who fathers a child with a woman other than his wife, yet deny the teaching of "Thou shalt not commit adultery, " to our children in school?
One would be foolish to announce anything but man is flawed; we are all sinners. But in order to keep ourselves from returning to a barbaric society, we need reminders of our moral compass. It's natural for us to stumble and fall, especially if the Ten Commandments are hidden from view. Are there not stop signs placed at corners we travel daily in our vehicles, to remind us not to forge ahead without looking?
Flash mobs of out of control youth, break into businesses and flee with goods that are stolen with blatant disregard of the law, yet there is nothing presented to them in their government controlled education to enforce, "Thou shalt not steal."
Where does the responsibility lie, and who's agenda are we fulfilling when we fail to instill and reinforce a moral compass in our society? Aren't we in fact protecting the very demon the Ten Commandments were written to foil? Satan hides behind the shield in this country of separation of church and state, and the perversion of the establishment clause. Isn't that what he does best? He was the original creator of "spin," the twisting of the truth to rationalize a cause. Remember that the next time a politician stands before you and bends the truth to fit their agenda. God had an answer to that too; "Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbor." You see just like our Constitution, the Ten Commandments is also a document of negative liberties. Isn't it interesting those who abhor one, also abhor the other? News flash....neither is a living document subject to changing times. They are both extremely concise and pertinent.