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Obama and the Ten Commandments

December 17, 2009 9:58 AM

Raised as a secular Jew, and the descendant of several rabbis, I am curious how Barack Hussein Obama stacks up versus the Decalogue, aka the Ten Commandments. This is the Jewish version, courtesy of Wikipedia, with the Wikipedia comment on each commandment, followed by my comments in bold type:

1. "I am the LORD your God who brought you out of the land of Egypt, from the house of slavery. You shall have no other gods before Me..."

Wikipedia: This commandment is to believe in the existence of God and His influence on events in the world, and that the goal of the redemption from Egypt was to become His servants. It prohibits belief in or worship of any additional deities.

(Me) Obama puts several gods ahead of anything else: Karl Marx, a socialist revolution, and, let's face it, himself.

2. "Do not make an image or any likeness of what is in the heavens above..."

Wikipedia: This prohibits the construction or fashioning of "idols" in the likeness of created things (beasts, fish, birds, people) and worshipping them.

(Me) Obama: http://tpwdesign.files.wordpress.com/2009/02/obama-change-poster.jpg

3. "Do not swear falsely by the name of the LORD..."

Wikipedia: This commandment is to never take the name of God in a vain, pointless or insincere oath.

(Me) Obama repeatedly makes reference to God to try to pass himself off as a Christian: http://michellemalkin.com/2008/03/18/newsflash-obama-says-god-bless-america-plus-the-philly-speech/

4. "Remember [zachor] the Sabbath day and keep it holy" (the version in Deuteronomy reads shamor, "observe")

Wikipedia: The seventh day of the week is termed Shabbat and is holy, just as God ceased creative activity during Creation. The aspect of zachor is performed by declaring the greatness of the day (kiddush), by having three festive meals, and by engaging in Torah study and pleasurable activities. The aspect of shamor is performed by abstaining from productive activity (39 melachot) on the Shabbat.

(Me) Obama and leftist Jewish supporters exploit the Jewish sabbath for political gain: http://www.forward.com/articles/12655/ However, Obama does seem to be opposed to productive activity, not just on the Sabbath, but every day of the week.

5. "Honor your father and your mother..."

Wikipedia: The obligation to honor one's parents is an obligation that one owes to God and fulfills this obligation through one's actions towards one's parents.

(Me) Obama threw his white mother under the bus and had a whole book published in his name about the father who abandoned him: http://www.dailykos.com/story/2008/3/18/13355/5425

6. "Do not murder"

Wikipedia: Murdering a human being is a capital sin.

(Me) Although arguably Obama is not a mass murderer like other Marxist despots, he does not hesitate to sacrifice American troops for political gain, while openly declaring that they are not to die for victory.

7. " Do not commit adultery."

Wikipedia: Adultery is defined as sexual intercourse between a man and a married woman who is not his wife.

(Me) Score one commandment kept for Obama. So far, there have been no reports on adultery, to the best of my knowledge.

8. "Do not steal."

Wikipedia: According to Rashi, this is not understood as stealing in the conventional sense, since theft of property is forbidden elsewhere and is not a capital offense. In this context it is to be taken as "do not kidnap."

(Me) Ha!

9. "Do not bear false witness against your neighbor"

Wikipedia: One must not bear false witness in a court of law or other proceeding.

(Me) Ha, again.

10. "Do not covet your neighbor's wife"

Wikipedia: One is forbidden to desire and plan how one may obtain that which God has given to another. Maimonides makes a distinction in codifying the laws between the instruction given here in Exodus (You shall not covet) and that given in Deuteronomy (You shall not desire), according to which one does not violate the Exodus commandment unless there is a physical action associated with the desire, even if this is legally purchasing an envied object.

(Me) I don't know about wives, but an ox, an ass, an income, the full value of a dollar, any kind of wealth: Obama covets it all.

Summary: Obama has broken nine out of the ten Commandments, or eight if you consider him innocent of breaking the Sixth.

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