Ben Shapiro: How Leftism Violates All 10 Commandments

Conservatives in America are polite. We tend to follow Ronald Reagan’s old, kind-hearted formulation with regard to our political opponents: “It isn’t so much that liberals are ignorant. It’s just that they know so many things that aren’t so.” As Dinesh D’Souza put it in his biography of Reagan, “His view was that [leftists] are well-meaning but mistaken.”

That’s a nice idea. It’s also wrong. The left is not well-meaning. Its politics represent the visible portion of an iceberg; its values undergird those politics. There is a reason the politics of the left result in misery, destruction, and tyranny: the values of the left reject any sense of traditional morality.

Western civilization was built atop certain values, too: the values of the Ten Commandments, which testify to the Godly capacity of man while recognizing the animalistic behavior to which men are drawn. Yet the left opposes each and every element of the Ten Commandments, preferring its own vision of humanity, which degrades men to the level of animals in order to achieve a perfect equality. Remove man’s capacity for choice – or the necessity for choosing – and men become biological oddities to be manipulated or discarded as necessary.

That is the vision and the mission of the left.

In my new e-book, I examine the Ten Commandments and leftist opposition to them – and demonstrate why leftism must be confronted on its basic morality rather than dismissed as merely ineffective.

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