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.

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Opus 2013-117: Cornerstone Considerations: CUSA, Suspending Habeas Corpus, Part 3 of 3

I am concerned with the thinking of our current leadership.  It almost seems like they are doing everything they can to incite riots and rebellion among those who disagree with them on political issues.  The president has stated that if he cannot get the legislature to do what he wants he will go around them with executive orders and the regulatory agencies.  Think about the fear you might have of the IRS.  Remember how helpless you felt when the TSA confiscated your pocket knife when you forgot to put it in your checked luggage.  How do you feel when you see the state police doing a road block to stop cars to check for pollution?  It becomes more than road rage.

We see them laying the groundwork for labeling people as insurrectionists by picking out behavior that they don’t like.  They equate Fundamentalist Christians who believe in forgiveness and turning the other cheek with Fundamentalist Muslims who believe blowing up women and children gets them a quick trip to heaven.  If you believe in the Second Amendment you are under suspicion.  Look at the list:  patriotic citizens, ex-military, bloggers, letter writers, and anyone else they think might not vote for them are seen as dangerous and needing to be watched by the government. 

If the administration can cause a violent response it will give them the rationale to suspend the writ of habeas corpus and if they follow the logic of Abraham Lincoln, the loss of protection can be extended from the areas in upheaval to areas that need to be protected from it.  Based on the arrogance and elitest thinking of our leadership, I can see this happening.

We see states going back in time and invoking the Principle of Nullification from the 19th century.  In 1832 the legislature of South Carolina issued an “Ordinance of Nullification” against the tariff.  In 1850 Massachusetts passed a law giving a five year prison term to anyone who tried to enforce the federal Fugitive Slave Act.  Now the struggle is in things like education, medical care and environmental regulation.  The tip of the conflict is in gun rights, gay marriage, and marijuana usage.  State legislatures are voting to ignore federal laws.  The same actions that were happening before the Civil War in response to the Fugitive Slave Acts are repeating themselves today. 

Where will it all end up?  Stay tuned as we learn what The Living Constitution is going to mean when the elites get through with it. 

homo unius libri


  1. I read long ago that the ultimate goal is to make EVERYTHING illegal. That way those in power can pick and chose who they persecute and why.

    1. I came across a term a few years back, "statutory neglect." It means pretty much what you just described. They are well on their way. If you want to put someone in jail have the IRS audit them. The tax code is so long and confusing that it is impossible not to break the law somewhere. Add an agent with an attitude and, instant punishment.

      Maybe we need to begin reading the Declaration of Independence again.

      Grace and peace.


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