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Officer Plimtuna

One of the first things we were taught was that the American legal system is a descendant of today’s reading (Exodus 20 – 22). In today’s reading we find the 10 Commandments. This reading is the beginning of a long writing down of the law. It will come up again in Deuteronomy (2nd law). Laws are an important part of a civilized society. It defines what the society accepts and does not accept as proper behavior within that society. Typically laws are written after a societal ill is discovered and when a means to deal with that societal ill is needed, a law is written. Continue reading

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