ONE: Thou Shall Not Pollute. Cars pollute. Automobiles are a major source of C02, which causes global warming. The EPA now has the authority to regulate the pollutant C02.
TWO: Thou Shall Not Kill: More than 40,000 people die in the United States each year from auto-related causes. Almost five thousand pedestrians are killed in collisions with autos.
THREE: Love Thy Neighbor. This includes communing with thy neighbor on public transportation, sidewalks, parks, etc. Avoiding thy neighbor by staying in a car with the radio blasting is cheating.
FOUR: Thou shall learn of others means of travel. Driving is not the only means of transit.
FIVE: Love Thyself. This includes exercising which comes quite naturally when you leave your car at home or sell it.
SIX: Thou shall not covet thy neighbor's car. Automobiles have become a status symbol and too many see buying them as a way to define personality. Automobiles don't define us, and they all do the same thing with varying degrees of efficiency. If you need a car, define yourself as conscientious and choose an efficient model.
SEVEN: Thou shall consider not only how far and how we travel, but how far products travel to get to us. Choose locally-grown products and locally manufactured products when possible.
EIGHT: Thou shall not covet thy neighbor's shoes. More thou should choose shoes manufactured by paying a fair wage.
NINE: Thou shall be considerate of pedestrians and bicyclists when necessity requires that thou drivest.
TEN: Thou shall consider where thou hast to travel before thou choosest a place to live. Where we live primarily determines if we need to drive and how much we need to drive.
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