Sage advice

Maxine via Gordon:

Everyone concentrates on the problems we’re having in America lately
— illegal immigration, hurricane recovery, alligators attacking people in Florida…

…not me, I concentrate on solutions for the problems, it’s a win-win situation.

* Dig a moat the length of the Mexican border.
* Send the dirt to Florida and Texas to raise the level of the levees.
* Put the Florida alligators in the moat along the Mexican border.

Any other problems you would like for me to solve today? Yes!

Think about this:

1. Cows
2. The Constitution
3. The Ten Commandments

Cows

Is it just me, or does anyone else find it amazing that during the mad cow epidemic, our government could track a single cow, born in North America almost three years ago, right to the stall where she slept in the state of Washington?

And, they tracked her calves to their stalls. But they are unable to locate 11 million illegal aliens wandering around our country.
Maybe we should give each of them a cow.

The Constitution

They keep talking about drafting a Constitution for Iraq …. why don’t we just give them ours?

It was written by a lot of really smart guys, it has worked for over 200 years, and we’re not using it anymore.

The 10 Commandments

The real reason that we can’t have the Ten Commandments posted in a courthouse is this:

You cannot post ‘Thou Shalt Not Steal’ ‘Thou Shalt Not Commit Adultery’ and ‘Thou Shall Not Lie’ in a building full of lawyers, judges and politicians … it creates a hostile work environment.

8 comments for “Sage advice

  1. Richard
    September 13, 2017 at 09:49

    The ten commandments aren’t in courtrooms because most so-called laws aren’t on them.
    It’s against the law to keep ferrets in California. A defendant might notice that the Bible only prohibits eating them (in Leviticus) and then make the case that since God makes no adverse commandment re. ownership then the court has no authority.

  2. Wolfie
    September 13, 2017 at 10:51

    I understand there is currently a big increase in deportations of illegal immigrants. As this means they will be barred from the later legal application this is also creating “self-deportations”.

    We could use a man like that; estimates are there are about 1.5 million illegal immigrants in the UK.

    • September 13, 2017 at 12:05

      Yet an increase in border crossings in the USA.

  3. dearieme
    September 13, 2017 at 11:13

    ‘Thou Shall Not Lie’ ain’t one of the purported 10. (WKPD says that there are really 14 or 15 if you compare the two different statements, Exodus 25:21, Deuteronomy 10:2,5.)

    ‘Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbour’ seems to be the nearest.

    Anyway: WKPD: there are two Mormon Churches that you may never have heard of.

    “The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints—usually distinguished with a parenthetical (Strangite)—is a denomination of the Latter Day Saint movement and had around 300 members in 1998. It is a separate organization from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church), which is considerably larger and better known, although both churches claim to be the original organization established by Joseph Smith, on April 6, 1830. The Strangite church is headquartered in Voree, Wisconsin, …”

    “A descendant of the Rigdonite church lives on today as The Church of Jesus Christ (Bickertonite), which is not recognized as legitimate by Strangites.”

    • Distant Relative
      September 13, 2017 at 12:42

      Strange that they were writ down – carved in stone even – at a time when most were illiterate. Some say they were lifted from the Egyptians.

      • September 13, 2017 at 16:25

        Ah well, great signs and wonders in those days.

      • dearieme
        September 13, 2017 at 17:34

        In which language were they written? I’ve seen Akkadian suggested, being the diplomatic language of the day.

        But enough of pretending they were kosher: more likely they we’re just cobbled together from Iraqi wisdom during the exile.

        • Distant Relative
          September 13, 2017 at 19:03

          “In which language were they written?”

          Best guess Ancient Arabic.

          Ancient Egypt had 42 moral commandments – Laws of Ma’at – written at least 2000 yrs before Moses and the 10 commandments. Ma’at is the Egyptian principal of truth, righteousness and order.

          Paleo-Hebrew alphabet did not evolve before 1000BC – that’s 300 years approx AFTER Moses and his tablets.

          If Moses (as is alleged) was brought up in Egypt he was probably literate only in Ancient Egyptian. Reading and writing Hieroglyphs was a closely guarded skill requiring years of training and was the exclusive realm of select scribes usually drawn from elite Egyptian families.

          BUT

          When Moses was not in Egypt before the “Exodus” he was with Midianites not Hebrews. Midianites and Egyptians didn’t speak the same language. Moses wife was a Midianite – Midian being in West-Southern part of Arabian Peninsular and specifically Ancient Yemen and the language/dialect most likely Ancient Arabian.

          Taken from essay by Dr Ashraf Ezzat.

          Bottom line – the Hebrews waiting for Moses’ descent from mountain with tablets containing words they couldn’t read. Doesn’t compute.

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