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, September 1, 2012

Opus 2012-214, Headlines: Hen Hope

The only hope for California is good old party politics, partisanship, the spoils system.  If the Republicans can get a strong enough victory in the national elections they can apply some strong parenting to this wayward child.  They might be able to return the People’s Republik of Kalifornia to the Gold State of California.  It will be painful.  Growing up often is.  But it is a pain that can save countless futures and give hope to a mass of immature, narcissistic, selfish basket cases.

In the real world it is called teaching responsibility, helping children grow up, making people pay the piper, cause and effect, suffering the consequences and a lot of other unpopular phrases.

People, whether you use the term as singular or plural, will not grow up unless they are forced to face reality. 

What brought about this rant?  I just read an editorial in The Washington Times, National Weekly dated August 27, 2012.  It is by Wesley Pruden and titled, “No campaign in the land of lotus” (sic on capitalization).  He quotes the writing of Victor Davis Hanson and gives a lot of factual data about the hopeless situation.  He is focusing on the fact that neither party campaigns in the state because it is so far gone into blue that the Democrats don’t need to worry and the Republicans don’t have a chance.  You can find it on line at Pruden & Politics

I agree with what he is saying about the present but I don’t agree with the future.  What drives some people to get up and go to work?  For some it is pride, ambition and a sense of responsibility.  Those people are moving out of California.  For many it is hunger.  Those people are still here and more are coming all the time.  As long as the food is free, everyone will show up at the banquet.  So the federal government needs to cut off the spigot of pork and let California stew in its own juice.  Cut off funds for medical, education, infrastructure, military purchases, EBT cards, and the many other bribes that I am not aware of.  Eventually people will be hungry enough to go out and start working.  We need to be the Little Red Hen when the bread is ready to eat.

It will be painful.  It will be tragic.  It is the only hope.  If the bullet is not bitten then it will eventually blow up and destroy.

Am I missing something here?

homo unius libri


Comments are welcome. Feel free to agree or disagree but keep it clean, courteous and short. I heard some shorthand on a podcast: TLDR, Too long, didn't read.