For so long, the Left has made a concerted effort to have the 10 Commandments banned from every public setting. They claim that it is offensive to those who follow other religions or no religion. But I believed for a long time that the real reason for doing this is to remove religious conscience from our citizens.
Without religious conscience, any action can become rationalized as long as it can be framed as being for "the common good". Abortion for the purpose of preventing another "unwanted child" from victimization can be seen as good. Theft of one's property can be rationalized through the tax code as long as that property is used for the common good.
The article below is another example of how elimination of the 10th Commandment can much more easily lead us down the path of Socialism...