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.

Monday, September 17, 2012

Opus 2012-237, Discernment Watch: Making America Stronger

The Los Angeles area used to have a newscaster named George Putnam.  He would finish each broadcast with the words, “Here’s to a better, stronger America.”  It was clear that he loved this country and wanted the best for it.  I think he had different ideas about what that means contrasted to the website with a picture of Jerry Brown in the corner.

This sight talks about a stronger America also.  Here is the paragraph that caught my eye.
“Making America Stronger” commemorates the 30th anniversary of the reforms achieved by the Food Stamp Act of 1977 by telling the story of how food stamps dramatically reduced the extent of severe hunger in our country, how they continue to help Americans in need, and how this essential program can achieve still more.
Where George Putnam thought America would be stronger if people were informed and stood up on their own two feet the Progressive (Democrat, socialist, elite, communist) leaders of the People’s Republk of Kalifornia have a different definition.  For them a stronger America is a land where everyone is on welfare.  We become strong as a nation when everyone is weak and depends on the largess of the government to supply our needs.

It worked so well in the Soviet Union and in China.  My father went through the Great Depression.  I was raised in a family that was working class and far from wealthy.  There are no tales of hunger in our family.  We ironed patches on our knees, darned our sox and ate lots of potatoes and gravy but where was all this hunger that is talked about?  I was not aware that the Communist countries were sending us boat loads of food to avert starvation.  Thank you Joe Stalin.

Look at the end of the quote.  These people want to “achieve still more.”  They will not be satisfied until people with jobs are taxed out of existence so that the government can show how much it is needed. 

November is coming.  Vote the suckers out.

homo unius libri

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