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.

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Opus 2012-169, Discernment Watch: Should They Register to Vote?

In the June elections I was offered a sticker to wear when I left the polling place.  It said, “I voted.”  I graciously took it and when I got to the car I put it where no one would see it.  My attitude has gone through a radical change on things like this. 

I am not sure that I want everyone voting.

Don’t get me wrong.  I believe that voting is one of our rights as Americans.  It should be available to all citizens.  The change is that I don’t have a Pollyanna view of voting any more.   I want to win, even if I still want to win with honor.

So I don’t wear my sticker.  Why?  Because I am a teacher and the vast majority of teachers are sheep that march to the tune of the Democratic machine.  They don’t do much reading and are not capable of doing a lot of thinking.  They may not even be aware that we are having an election.  This is the group that believe Al Gore when he announces that the debate on global warming is over.  This is the group that, when I referred to “Big Brother” at a faculty meeting, thought I was talking about a sibling.  Do I really want to remind them to cancel my vote?  Not on your life.

I also don’t encourage most people to register to vote.  My thinking is that if I need to remind them to do this they are not aware enough of the issues to vote intelligently.  Yes, I assume that my way is the intelligent way.  Deal with it.

If I could figure our a genuinely fair way to come up with standards I would be in favor of requirements to register for the vote.  It would seem to me that the ability to read or at least understand the issues a little would be good.  The reason I would not want to go there is that it would be too easy for the Control Freaks of the Elites to manipulate it to get what they wanted.

I see absolutely no problem with requiring ID to vote.  Anyone who is against that is in favor of controlling elections by fraud and deception.  If I must show ID to use my credit card, visit my doctor or board an airplane, what is the problem with the big issues of life like voting?

Remember.  November is coming.  Do you really want your neighbor to remember that elections matter?

homo unius libri


  1. Valid point. I came to the same conclusion after the last presidential election.

  2. I noticed that I did not need to remind you to register.

    Grace and peace.


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