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, January 24, 2013

Opus 2013-35: More Flexibility?

Do you remember when President Obama didn’t realize that the microphone was on and confided to the Russian leader that he would have more flexibility after the election.  It is now after the election and if what we saw before the election was any measure, we are going to see some real bending of laws and traditions now.  Probably to the point of breaking the Constitution.

Being flexible usually has limitations.  Your arm is flexible, but only one way.  If you bend it the wrong way you shatter it and make it useless.  Bending also weaken material, even when it is designed to flex.  It sets up a tension.  Some things bend better and longer than others, but constant flexing will eventually break the bond and destroy the joint.  Even concrete will flex to a minute degree.  I have been in a concrete building during an earthquake and seen it happen.  Everything has its limit.

You have already heard all the talk about going around Congress on the Second Amendment.  The president has spoken.  The vice president has spoken.  A few in congress have actually done their job and raised the specter of impeachment.  At what point do we expect our representatives to stand up and say, “No farther”?  When do we reach the limit of liberty?  I think we are a long way past that point, but I concede that my voice is partisan. 

In this case the opposite of partisan is peasant.  I want to remind the president that I am a citizen, not a subject and he is elected, not divinely appointed.  He is to serve, not rule.

Might I suggest another milestone for Barak Obama?  Might I suggest that he also be the first president to be removed by impeachment.  That will guarantee him a place in the history books, even if they are written by socialists.  Sometimes four years is too long for liberty.

homo unius libri

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