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.

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Opus 2012-229, Headlines: Sowell on Executive Orders

Thomas Sowell had an interesting editorial in The Washington Time National Weekly of August 27, 2012.  It was entitled “Obama’s America: From citizens to subjects.”  In it he is focusing on President Obama’s use of executive orders to get around the law.  I could not find it on line to link to.  It may show up later.

He is concerned that Obama is destroying our country.  He says “The America that has flourished for more than two centuries is being quietly but steadily dismantled by the Obama administration...”  The example Sowell uses is the recent executive order that exempted from certain emigration laws the children of illegal aliens who were brought into the country at a very early age.  He says by focusing on the details of the case we are missing the big issue.  The president is ignoring the law and ruling by fiat.

Sowell points out,
“No President of the United States is authorized to repeal parts of legislation passed by Congress.  He may veto the whole legislation, but then Congress can override his veto if they have enough votes.”
The president is openly and knowingly breaking the law by his declarations.

Sowell is talking about the election and how serious this is.  I would say that this sounds like a case of high crimes and misdemeanors.  That is reason for impeachment. 

At this point we know that is not going to happen.  You and I cannot impeach.  Only the House of Representatives can do that.  They have ignored repeated violations of an oath to support and protect the Constitution.  I don’t know how the presidential election is going to go but maybe it is time to vote out all of the weak willed politicians who will not hold the president’s feet to the fire.

November is coming.  Vote the suckers out.

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.