They have stood the test of time, but not without society’s attempt to cajole adherence. It begs the question: Which is stronger – the letter or the spirit of the law?
The ancient Pharisee’s enumerated 613 laws that regulated everything from when and how to cut your beard to the how to fairly adjudicate damages following a fire. It was all an attempt to force a strict following of the law.
Fast-forward to today where we have a Constitution that, at most, is 20 pages single-sided, double-spaced, but we have to have bills that number upwards of 2,700 pages filled with regulations that we can’t even begin to enumerate and whose impact we can’t even begin to imagine.
This week, we’ll focus on the premise that secular progressives will continue to pile regulation on top of regulation to try to counter the simplicity and purpose of the foundation Ten Commandments to American society.