It seems to me democracy and the 10 commandments have very little to do with one another. The only ones that have anything in common with the laws in the US are; 6- You shall not murder, and 8- You shall not steal. And I don't think you have to be a Christian or believe in the ten commandments to know those things are wrong.
Sherry, it seems to me like you do not understand the separation clause. It is not intended to put up a wall between religious men and government but rather to keep government from forcing any one religion on the people.
History has a way of being twisted to accommodate the beliefs of the individual. According to some experts our history is rewritten quite frequently to reflect the ideas of the current political neophytes.
Any democracy shall ignore the ten commandments since it refers to religion therefore Christianity. I don't see why a "democracy" tainted with Islam is a theocracy whereas one imbibed with Christianity is a Democracy. Democracies are laical.
Actually Sherry is right. Democracy and the 10 commandments have nothing to do with each other. The 10 commandments were basic rules to live by set up by religion, based on common sense and decency. Democracy is a way of life where government is run for the people, by the people, without any religious considerations necessary. The 10 commandments are not a necessity for a democracy or a government. Also, Christianity, per se, has nothing to do with democracy. When christianity was founded (by the Roman Government) there was certainly no democracy there.
Democracies amount to mob rule. Democracies do not work very long. When the majority finds out that it can force its will on the minority, things fall apart. The ten commandments would be a good counter weight to mob rule. I would not want to live under mob rule, and am thankful that the United States was historically NOT a democracy. If you think it is, you many need a better political education.
Democracy is the best available today. the alternatives in the U.S. are theocracy or the current plutocracy, both of which do not serve the people. True Democracy can only work with the use of fundamental human/equal rights w/o religious influences
Democracy is not the best available. There is 'federated republic', which we began as. There is also 'confederations' and other models of government. Democracy occurs when things degrade to the point of mob rules, and is barely above street thuggery.
d. Williams, a true democracy (which we are not) could only work for the benefit of it's people if all, or atleast a super majority, believed in a set of laws that transcend the whims of the individual...mob rules without that, fails...
I disagree. Democracy is not the best. A representative republic is very much preferred over a democracy since it preserves minority views, while democracy often tramples them and everything else in the name of 'THE PEOPLE'.
We do not live in a democracy. We are a republican form of government. This is not a R, but and r. A democracy is a simple majority rules, but we utilize representatives and a 3 branch of government system, which is not a democracy. You could call it a democratic republic, but not a simple democracy. The Founders primarily believed that it was not possible to have a nation of, by and for the PEOPLE if those people did not have Biblical underpinning.
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