God, Moses, and the Rule of Law

From a Wall Street Journal commentary by Joe Lieberman headlined “God, Moses, and the Rule of Law”:

Joe Lieberman was the Democratic vice-presidential nominee in 2000 and a U.S. senator from Connecticut, 1989-2013.

The Jewish festival of Shavuot, which celebrates God’s giving of the Ten Commandments on Mt. Sinai, begins Thursday evening. The rule of law that defines democracies around the world can be traced back to that day on Mount Sinai, making it the perfect time to celebrate the origins and implementation of the law. But this year, given American society’s growing disrespect for the law and those who enforce it, it is vital instead to consider what a lawless society would be like. If these developments continue, they will make our country chaotic, violent and economically depressed because businesses won’t have the confidence to stay.