October 28, 2003
Bush 10 Commandment Score-Card
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"Power always thinks it has a great soul and vast views beyond the comprehension of the weak; and that it is doing God's service when it is violating all his laws." -- John Adams
So far as I can tell, the only real use George Bush has for the Ten Commandments is as a guide to comprehensive sinning. By my count he has broken at least 7 of 10, and others may well award him more. Here's how I have it scored on my card:
Thou shalt not kill --- BROKEN
Thou shalt not steal --- BROKEN
Thou shalt not bear false witness --- BROKEN
Thou shalt have no other gods before me --- BROKEN
Thou shalt not take the Lord's name in vain --- BROKEN
Remember the Sabbath and keep it holy --- BROKEN
shalt not covet thy neighbor's house...or any thing that is thy neighbors.
shalt not make unto thee any graven images... thou shalt not bow down
thyself to them --- ???
Honor thy father and mother --- ???
Thou shalt not commit adultery --- ???
Despite his comparatively weak performance in the breaking of these last three commandments, I am confident that the President can rally. His convincing win in the "Most Often Arrested President" category (and the easy victory of "Team Bush" in the "Most Often Arrested First Family" category) shows his exceptional sin-potential. With the support and guidance of fellow professed Christians Tom DeLay and John Ashcroft, I think a clean commandment sweep, 10 for 10, is not out of reach.
Albert Clark, NY
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