Welcome to Varied Expressions of Worship

Welcome to Varied Expressions of Worship

This blog will be written from an orthodox Christian point of view. There may be some topic that is out of bounds, but at present I don't know what it will be. Politics is a part of life. Theology and philosophy are disciplines that we all participate in even if we don't think so. The Bible has a lot to say about economics. How about self defense? Is war ethical? Think of all the things that someone tells you we should not touch and let's give it a try. Everything that is a part of life should be an expression of worship.

Keep it courteous and be kind to those less blessed than you, but by all means don't worry about agreeing. We learn more when we get backed into a corner.

Saturday, May 26, 2012

Opus 2012-107, On the Street: Balancing the Budget

Recently, on my way to work, I passed a motorcycle cop who had pulled someone over and was writing a ticket.  There was nothing unusual about that.  I noticed that it was a policeman from the town I work in.  There was nothing unusual about that.  What was strange was the location of the ticket writing.  The ticket was being written in the city limits of another town on the side of the freeway heading toward the town.  There is no way that this cop had any kind of jurisdiction over how this guy had been driving.

On the same day I saw a highway patrol cop take off after someone.  He was sitting out of sight by an off ramp.  In this case there was no question of his right to enforce the law at that location. 

So what?  California is having trouble balancing its budget.  Every day we sink lower in the hole.  Instead of slowing the spending the politicians are looking for more income.  I think perhaps the word has gone out to try to balance the state budget by writing tickets.

We should always obey the law.  We should always drive with care.  Having said that, maybe this would be a good time to be extra careful.  Not only is The Man from the Government here to help you, he wants you to pay for the effort.

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