Blogpost # 863    A NEW TEN COMMANDMENTS

Dependently, leaning on his staff for the maintenance of his, equivocal balance, the now, elderly, Pliny, slowly and cautiously, descended from the elevated mountain of read newspapers, magazines and political commentary. He then solemnly and majestically, proclaimed the following ten salutory principles, for readers, whose desire for the continuance of democracy, (and, specifically, our Democratic Republic), has recently, been subjected to threat.

FIRST: [Democracy] The theory of, and the earnest belief, in elective democracy should be sacrosanct. Those who interfere with the universal right and free exercise, by any citizen of said franchise, or the result thereof, shall thereafter, be ineligible to run for public office.

SECOND: [Religion] The choice of belief, or non-belief, in a Higher Power, shall be unrestricted, but entirely prohibited from affecting, directly or indirectly, the subject of any act or policy of government, at any level, Federal, State or Local. Religious institutions shall be equitably, responsible for the payment of taxes.

THIRD:  [Equality] Any proven, act of discrimination, regarding age, color, disability, or sexual preference, shall constitute a criminal offense, punishable, appropriately, in accordance with the nature of the harm perpetrated and the past, record of similar offenses of the convicted, offender.

FOURTH: [Guns] It shall be a first-class felony to trade in, own, or operate an assault rifle, or any other military-grade weapon. The sale and ownership of pistols, hunting rifles and other small arms shall be strictly, controlled by State and/or Federal authorities. Gun owners shall pay for, and carry, sufficient liability insurance with a licensed insurer.

FIFTH: [Education] (1) Students wishing to continue with their academic education, beyond high school, upon the satisfactory, show of economic need, shall be entitled to attend at State, or other institutions of higher learning, free of tuition. (2) Censorship of books or curriculum, by any party or organization, is prohibited and shall be, appropriately, punishable.

SIXTH: [Immigration] The humanistic, policy of Immigration, shall not be interfered with, or unduly delayed, except for objectively, determined and appropriate reason, such as infectious, ill health, criminal proclivity or other substantiated public policy reason.

SEVENTH: [Tobacco, Cannabis] The public advertisement and sale of tobacco and tobacco-like smoking devices, shall be strictly, prohibited. The State may, however, choose to legalize cannabis.

EIGHTH: [Same-Sex Marriage] There shall be no legislation or official interdicting or, in any way, concerning or affecting same-sex and interracial marriage.

NINTH: [Global Warming, Environment] Regular acts, which are deemed, by the consensus of the objective, scientific community, detrimental to the integrity or health of the Planet, its environment or population, shall be severely and appropriately, punished.

TENTH: [Capital Punishment] The death penalty is prohibited, irrespective of the egregious, nature of the crime.

The sincere, religious, observance of the above, (contemporary), Ten Commandments, would go far, in the establishment, of a just and lasting, National peace. Amen and Amen.


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Retired from the practice of law'; former Editor in Chief of Law Review; Phi Beta Kappa; Poet. Essayist Literature Student and enthusiast.

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