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, January 22, 2013

Opus 2013-32: Headlines: Sheriffs Pledge to Ignore the Law

Going over the headlines on Drudge, I noticed two that involved sheriffs saying that they would not enforce any laws about taking away people’s guns.  I didn’t go to the articles but I can almost guarantee that I don’t live in either jurisdiction. 

But this brings up a bigger problem:  The breakdown of law and order. 

What does it say when people who are pledged to uphold the law announce that they will selectively ignore the law?  I think the law, or Presidential Imperial Decree, is wrong.  But if we selectively ignore it are we not doing the same thing that the President is doing?  Are we not also working against the rule of law and equality before the law?  We are lowering ourselves to his level.  That means he wins because he has the courts, the coercive power and the time to pound us into sand.

We should be working to stop the tyranny.  Does the word “impeachment” ring a bell?  Sure, we would never get it through the Senate at this point.  Of course, there might come a miracle and the Democratic Senators might remember that they are Americans.  I can dream, can’t I?

There are probably many other things that could be done.  Hearings, law suits, PR campaigns and civil disobedience come to mind. 

I am not sure that just saying “No” will bring the kind of society that we really want.  Lets try to work in the law instead of breaking the law.  Of course, the key word here is “work.”  The Republicans we elected don’t seem to want to do that. 

I repeat, vote the suckers out.  If we can’t vote them out, put the fear of the Lord in them.  If they think Obama is the Lord, then put the fear of the Constitution in them.

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