Trump’s version of the Ten Commandments
Perhaps there is no better time than Easter Sunday to examine our beliefs and reflect on how they shape our political opinions. An Easter examination of conscience so to speak. Let’s look at the Ten Commandments.
Number One: I Am the Lord Thou God. Thou Shalt Have No Other Gods Before Me.
Trump’s Number One: Money. He just worships it. Would do anything for it. Up to and including, it seems, betrayal. Betrayal of his wife, his business partners and perhaps even his country.
Number Two: Thou Shalt Not Have Craven Images Before Thee.
Trump’s Number Two: We all know without question how this guy just loves his name. He slaps it on everything. Massive gold letters on buildings everywhere (except Russia apparently). He has his name emblazoned on towels, sheets, wine, planes, helicopters. He loves his name so much that he even talks about himself in the third person, just so he can sneak the name Trump into the conversation.
Number Three: Thou Shalt Not Take the Name of the Lord Thy God in Vain.
Trump’s Number Three: Well, his language leaves a lot to be desired. Especially when he is before a crowd of his supporters where he seems to feed off their energy and enthusiasm.
He seems to deteriorate right before our eyes into some street thug using terms not fit for locker rooms, much less coming out of the mouth of the leader of the free world.
Number Four: Remember Thou Keep Holy the Sabbath Day.
Trumps’ Number Four: One word: Golf.
More than any other president. Ever.
Number Five: Honor Thy Father and Thy Mother.
Trump’s Number Five: OK. I know very little about his relationship with his parents.
But there has been this one report recently about when he was a young businessman in New York and he and his father were sued for housing discrimination. So, OK, on this one I’ll have to concede that he did honor his father’s wishes. But not in a good way.
Number Six: Thou Shalt not Kill
Trump’s Number Six: OK. I have absolutely no proof, not one inkling of, or one rumor of Trump ever killing anyone. But in my humble opinion, he is murdering the very soul of this nation.
Number Seven: Thou Shalt Not Commit Adultery.
Trump’s Number Seven: OK, in the interest of keeping the remainder of Easter Sunday on a more religious plane, let’s just not go there.
Number Eight: Thou Shalt Not Steal
Trump’s Number Eight: Cheat anybody you can, as long as you can and when caught and sued for what you owe, say that it was their fault. Cheating is stealing. Period.
Number Nine: Thou Shalt Not Bear False Witness Against Thy Neighbor.
Trump’s Number Nine: So sorry that we even have to go here.
Trump’s rise to political power was predicated on the blatant lie that President Barack Obama was not born in the United States and therefore was not eligible to be the president of this country. He was born in the USA. We knew it. Trump knew it. He convinced his following easily because rooted in hatred, they wanted to believe it. Sadly, it is becoming painfully clear every day that we cannot trust a word that this president says.
Number Ten: Thou Shalt Not Covet Thy Neighbors Goods. Thou Shalt Not Covet Thy Neighbors Wife.
Trump’s Number Ten: Trump appears to be a very jealous man. And no need to discuss his womanizing here.
Conclusion: Our support of Trump has dragged us further away from any notion of being a Christian nation. Trump stretches the boundaries and we make those little compromises, as we are being pushed further away from our religious beliefs.
We are standing in very muddy waters as a nation. Instead of draining the swamp, we are sinking deeper and deeper into it.
God is demanding that we make a choice.
Religion or politics.
Mary Sharpe lives in Lady Lake.