Shapiro: Socialism violates three of the Ten Commandments

Shapiro: Socialism violates three of the Ten Commandments
Ben Shapiro (Image: YAF video)

[Ed. – The prohibition against false idolatry is the biggie, although the others are important too.  If we’re honest, pretty much all Enlightenment-era -isms violate the First Commandment.]

Socialism, a leftwing ideology that calls for government ownership and control of the economy and civil society violates at least three of the Ten Commandments, said nationally syndicated columnist, New York Times bestselling author, and syndicated talk radio show host Ben Shapiro at the Young America’s Foundation’s National Conservative Student Conference on Thursday in Washington, D.C.

“Socialism violates three of the Ten Commandments,” Shapiro told the crowd of mostly young activists and students. “Idolatry, because you’re not supposed to worship government, you’re supposed to worship God.”

“It violates the prescription against theft, because socialism is indeed theft even if you vote for the theft,” he said. …

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