How Liberalism Violates All 10 Commandments

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Matt Barber
Matt Barber

10. Thou Shalt Not Covet.

Again, liberalism uses man's inherent covetousness as the driving force behind all liberal economic policies. Creating a political climate of economic envy and class warfare gives liberal government the cover needed to take wealth from those who produce and redistribute it to those who don't. Not only does liberalism violate this commandment, but liberalism commands its adherents to do the exact opposite: "Thou shalt covet."

As Satan "masquerades as an angel of light" (2 Cor. 11:14, NIV), so, too, does liberalism masquerade as good. It's deceptively packaged in flowery euphemisms and feel-good sound bites that promise equality, tolerance and libertine notions of social justice.

Yet, in reality, liberalism, in both philosophical and practical terms, simply signifies man's predisposition to call evil good and good evil. It's sin, all dolled up and doled out.

Ronald Reagan once quipped, "I have wondered at times what the Ten Commandments would have looked like if Moses had run them through the U.S. Congress."

If the Gipper had lived another couple decades, he might've found out.

Matt Barber is founder and editor-in chief of BarbWire.com. He is an author, columnist, cultural analyst and an attorney concentrating in constitutional law. Having retired as an undefeated heavyweight professional boxer, Matt has taken his fight from the ring to the culture war. (Follow Matt on Twitter: @jmattbarber)


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