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.

Thursday, December 27, 2012

Opus 2012-328, Why This Election Was Epic

I hear a lot about how important this last election was.  I keep hearing about how the re-election of Barak Obama could lead to the end of America as we know it.  There is truth in that but not because of Barak Obama.  Our politics are not that simple.

One man cannot destroy this country, even someone as “brilliant” as our current president.  The men who put the system together were brighter than your leftist professors gave them credit for.  We are still a republic.  We still have elections.  We still have the impeachment process.  Our soldiers still take an oath to the Constitution, not the president.  We still have millions of individuals living lives of integrity and hard work.  Even Barak Obama cannot, by himself, sink the ship of state.  He may try but he can’t do it by himself.

The problem is he has a lot of help.  Some of that help is time tested and expected.  The media has always had strong opinions, a high self image, the public attention and no concern about the truth.  An obvious example because many have heard of it was the Yellow Journalism of the late 1800's.  The newspapers systematically ignored facts they didn’t like and kept pushing us toward the Spanish American war.  We saw the same with Obama.  He was packaged by the media.  His statement about rising energy costs was ignored.  His bloopers were buried.   His associations, whether they be druggies in college, anarchists in politics or racists in church were papered over. 

We have survived that kind of thing before.

We have large segments of the population that seem to be able to turn their thinking powers off and isolate compartments of their lives.  Look at the demographics segments that voted for him in the 90% range:  Blacks, Jews, teachers, Academia, media, single women, welfare recipients.  The polls are not yet in on the percentages of the dead, criminals and pets who voted for him.  But we have had that before, just not in the numbers that we had this time.

The thing that has changed and will destroy us is a population that was willing to re-elect him in spite of his record.  It was bad enough that he was elected.  What had he ever done beside write two autobiographies full of mush and drivel?  Had he ever held a real job?  Has he started a business?  Has he risked his life for his country? 

No.  He gave a speech.

In spite of this he won a majority.  He is our legally elected president.  He has four more years.  Then what happens?  Will he try for a third term?  I doubt it.  We heard the same frantic calls about Reagan and Clinton.  But the sheep will probably be ready for it if he does.  Sometimes it takes a Constitutional crisis to make the obvious clear.

Keep talking and writing.  Maybe people will wake up.

homo unius libri


  1. When Clinton was re-elected, hardly anyone around here would admit voting for him. However, after Obama was re-elected, plenty of folks were willing to admit that they supported him. To me, that says that shame is a thing of the past.

  2. I had thought to post on that observation. I seem to be seeing a lot more Obama bumper stickers than I saw before the election. I thought it was my imagination. I guess not.

    There are times when you are good for my sanity.

    Grace and peace.


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