Sunday, August 29, 2010

The American Theocracy

Yes, I'm at it again! I am introducing another one of my patented series. (Have you figured out yet that I really like the series format?) This one will be brief. It will have 10 parts beyond this introduction and will span no more than 3 days.

Glenn Beck and Sarah Palin are the motivating forces. It is a response to something Beck said yesterday from his self-anointed podium at the Lincoln Memorial: "America today begins to turn back to God."

It got me to thinking. What if, in these mixed up times, enough people drink the kool-aid and elect the kind of leaders who will put Beck's rhetoric into practice? What would the new American theocracy look like?

That's when it hit me! We would jettison (actively ignore) all those parts of the US Constitution that conservatives don't like. You know, things like allowing freedom of speech, assembly and religion to those they disagree with. At the same time, we would continue to embrace those parts of the constitution that conservatives love like the right to bear arms.

The biggest change, however, would be incorporating the 10 Commandments (the popular version from Exodus 20:1-17) into all aspects of American life. Every courthouse and government building in the land would be required to post the 10 Cs in a prominent location. All places of worship -- regardless of the religion -- would be required to teach the 10 Cs and, if the leaders of the synagogue, mosque, church or whatever else refused, they would be shutdown.

The 10 Cs would become a regular part of public school curriculum -- along with "creation" science. The 10 Cs would be on billboards, in grocery stores, at the mall, on gas pumps and just about anyplace else a person can think of. Nobody would be able to say they were unaware of the 10 Cs because they would be so ubiquitous!

Over the next 10 posts, I will take an individual look at each of the 10 Cs. Each post will begin with the "holy word" from our heavenly father (written with dripping sarcasm). I will then take a tongue-in-cheek look at how each commandment would be applied as well as all the important exceptions to the rule.

I think this will be fun!


  1. I'm looking forward to it!


    You have your work cut out for you. :-)

    George Carlin narrows them down. LOL


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