Land of the fruits and nuts.
Land of lots of legislation.
My hubby just let me know a new law has already gone into effect, requiring us to turn on our headlights whenever adverse weather conditions require that our windshield wipers are on! Now, this is a great, commonsense idea — but need it be a LAW? (Did you know the idea for the law came from a "There Oughta Be a Law" contest?)
When we refuse to be self-governed (i.e. when we refuse to obey God), the government must step in. (The kids are just now thinking through these ideas while reading history story books of early America — thanks to Truthquest History).
Jesus said that the entire Jewish Law could be summed up in 2 commandments: love the Lord your God with all your heart, mind, and soul, and love your neighbor as yourself. Imagine a world where people actually did just that…how many other laws on the books would we need?!
Instead, especially here in California, we desire the "freedom" to become slaves to our sin, to do what feels good, looking out for number one at all costs. And so we have become the land of the 10 million commandments.
"If man will not be governed by the 10 commandments, he will be governed by the 10,000 commandments." — G.K. Chesterton