God gave us the Third Commandment not just to avoid using his name as a swear word, but to never, ever use it in a way that would be irreverent or undignified because He deserves ultimate respect as the inventor of us.
It is also a constant reminder to any nation, state, governing body or individual human being that He made the rules, He is in control and we must reverence his standing in the affairs of men. Remember — the Founding Fathers said God gave us our rights.
There is a reason we use words like, your honor, and Mr. President; they acknowledge authority and respect for something bigger than ourselves. Why? Because God knows whoever controls the language, controls the power.
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