I had a wonderful daydream in which our state and federal legislatures ran a 10 Commandments audit on all past, present and future legislation. They were actively correcting old laws and prayerfully enacting new ones that reflected the “Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God”, as the Declaration so nicely puts it.
Here follows a partial list:
-- (I) Encourage the public posting and study of the 10 Commandments
-- (II) In partnership with private business, sponsor an annual Youth in the Arts festival/contest, celebrating the godly heritage of each state in music, art, dance, poetry, etc.
-- (III) Call on the churches to lead an annual Day of Prayer, Fasting and Repentance for our national sins
-- (IV) Grant tax incentives for businesses that close on Sunday
-- (V) Eliminate the marriage tax penalty; increase the child tax credit; create a tax credit for stay-at-home mothers
-- (VI) require informed consent (abortion terminates a whole, separate, unique living human being) and parental notification for all abortion providers; prohibit euthanasia
-- (VII) remove rewards for bearing children outside of marriage; remove so-called “no fault divorce” laws and require counseling for troubled marriages
-- (VIII) recognize and resist all forms of legal plunder
-- (IX) institute vigorous tort reform to dramatically reduce law suits
-- (X) provide tax incentives for debt elimination and savings plans.