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The Ten Commandments & the State

There is oftencontroversy in the US over the Ten Commandments, and whether they should be displayed in public buildings. Some argue that they are the "foundation of America's laws". What do you think?
Are the Ten Commandments the foundation upon which American law is bsed?
Yes.
No.
Partly.
Consider them one at a time. 1--You shall have no other gods before me.
It is the law in the US that requires people to obey this commandment.
Obeying this commandment is the law in almost every country.
US law is not based on this commandment.
2--You shall not make a graven image.
It's the law in the US.
It's the law in almost all countries.
Not the basis of any law.
3--You shall not take the name of God in vain.
Its the law in USA.
It's the law in most countries.
Not the basis of any law.
4--Remember the Sabbath, and keep it holy.
It's the law in the US.
It's the law in most countries.
Not the basis of any law.
5--Honor your father and mother.
It's the law in the US.
It's the law in most countries.
Not the basis of any law.
6--Shall not kill.
It's the law just in the USA.
It's the law in most countries.
Not the basis of any law.
7--You shall not commit adultery.
The law in the US.
The law in most other countries.
Not the basis of US law.
8--You shall not steal
It is the law just in the US.
It is the law in most countries.
Not the basis of US law.
9--You shall not bear false witness.
It's the law just in the US.
It's the law in most countries.
Not the basis of US law.
10--You shall not covet.
It's the law in the US.
It's the law in most countries.
No law based on this commandment.
How many of the Ten Commandments are the basis of a Law enacted in the United States, but not in most other countries?
None.
One.
Two.
Three.
Four.
Five.
Six.
Seven.
Eight.
Nine.
Ten.
Are the USA and a few other Christian countries the only countries in which citizens enjoy the privelege of living by laws that are founded on the Ten Commandments?
Yes. All the rest of the world is morally barbaric without the Ten Commandments.
No. Only a few of the Ten Commandments are the basis of US law, and they are the law almost everywh
This poll was created on 2003-12-20 21:23:21 by jtur88