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.

Saturday, February 2, 2013

Opus 2013-47: Does It Register with You Yet?

Last weekend I went to the library and realized I had left my wallet at home.  The immediate crisis was that I could not check anything out.  The bigger picture meant I had also left my driver’s license at home.  I was breaking the law.  If I had been stopped for any reason I would have at least been cited for the antisocial behavior.

This got me thinking about registration.  In order to use the library I must register, prove my identity and show that I am a responsible person.  I can’t use the library because I did not have my license.  There have been times when I have been denied the privilege of checking out books because I had an outstanding fine.  I don’t have any problem with that. 

I was driving illegally because I didn’t have my license.  When I was 15 ½ I got my learner’s permit and at 16 I applied for my driver’s license.  I have renewed it for years and carry it with me at all times.  I don’t have any problem with that.

I am forced to register my car and renew that on a regular basis.  If I do not pay the tax I am denied the use of the roads that my other taxes have paid for.  I have a bit of a problem with that but I am not willing to make a big issue of it.

Right now we are concerned about gun registration and licences.  We have registration and licences as a part of our lives in many other areas.  Why do we have an issue with guns and not with cars?

First, means of transportation are not mentioned in the Constitution.  It is a gray area.  The right to bear arms is specifically listed.  It is black and white.

Second, yes, they register our cars.  Have you noticed, the elites want to take away our cars.  Follow the green dots.  Follow the restrictions on drilling for oil.  Follow the millions spent on mass transit of many types.  They have not finished the job yet, but what started as registration is now targeted as elimination.  In the People’s Republik of Kalifornia they have spot checks for pollution control violations.  The Highway Patrol blocks a street and stops every car that comes along.  No due process.  No probable cause.  Just harassment. 

It will be even more so for guns. 

Are there legitimate concerns?  Yes.  We don’t want crazy people to have guns.  We don’t want violent criminals to have guns.  We don’t want toddlers to have guns.  All of those have already been dealt with if they would just enforce the laws that are already in place. 

We don’t need more restrictions, we need less government.

homo unius libri


  1. We also need less LEGAL drugs and less psychiatists! As for showing ID, they (strangely) DON'T want that when we vote!

    1. Keep in mind that it would be hard for large parts of the Democratic constituency to vote if they were required to prove that they were citizens, non-felons, one time voters or even alive.

      Grace and peace.


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