Glenn Beck's 10 Commandments
from "Declaration of Rights and Responsibilities"

I have revised these on my own, removing the need for someone to be a theist to follow or understand them. Jim Gerrish - 2012


1. Because I have the right to choose, I recognize that I am accountable to God and have the responsibility to keep the 10 commandments in my own life. If I do not believe in a god or supreme being, I am still accountable to myself and my own conscience and have the responsibility to always do what is right and good, as I see it.

2. Because I have the right to worship (or not) as I choose, I have the responsibility to honor the right of others to worship (or not) as they see fit, and those who excercise that right have the responsibility to honor my own right not to worship (or not) as I see fit.

3. Because I have freedom of speech, I have the responsibility to defend the speech of others, even if I strongly disagree with what they’re saying. I also have the right to speak freely and disagree with others without fear of losing my life or my own rights to disagree, and I have an obligation to make my thoughts known through speech or writing if I feel that the free speech or writing of others will bring harm to themselves or others.

4. Because I have the right to pursue happiness, I have the responsibility to allow others that same right. That requires all of us to create harmony in getting along with one another, rather than discord that comes from selfishness and attempting to rule over or control the happiness of others.

5. Because I have the right to honest and good government over this Republic, I have the obligation and responsibility to elect honest and good people into public offices as my representatives. If I cannot find someone, then I have an obligation and responsibility to take on the demands of that public office myself. If I take on a public office, I have the obligation to be true to the oath required by that office, and an obligation to daily remain the same good and honest person I was when elected.

6. Because I have the right to Liberty, I have the personal obligation and responsibility to defend those who are being denied Liberty unless they have been convicted of the crime(s) of depriving life, liberty or private property by a valid court of law conducted according to the laws of this Republic.

7. Because I have the right to equal justice, I will stand for those who are wrongly accused or unjustly blamed or falsely imprisoned or condemned to death.

8. Because I have the right to knowledge, I am obligated to educate myself and to seek out truth as much as it can be known. I have the responsibility to protect and supervise my children's right to knowledge and to see that government schools, private schools (religious and secular) and all public institutions of learning (museums, libraries, television programs on public airwaves) are devoted to teaching the truth in all subjects.

9. Because I have the right to pursue my dreams and keep the fruits of my labor, I have the personal responsibility to feed, protect and shelter my family, the less fortunate, the parentless, the elderly, and the infirm. This I do of my own free will, not compelled by government or public opinion or demands of others who desire my possessions out of greed or envy.

10. Because I have a right to seek the truth, I will not bear false witness, nor allow others to do so. I will not allow elected officials to disregard their oaths of office, or to lie or attempt to deceive the public. I will not allow public media (news, television or radio broadcast on public airwaves) to promote lies or falsehoods, whether in advertising or content.

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