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, May 9, 2013

Opus 2013-154: Discernment Watch: Who Are You?

As I drive onto campus I pass several signs.  One says that visitors are required to register at the office.  A new line was added recently.  It now also says Identification may be required.  The reason for this is that some of our students have restraining orders against one parent.  People need to be screened and might need to prove they have the right to talk to a child.

It is a reasonable precaution.

It would also seem that it is a reasonable precaution to require ID to vote.  If there is a definition of “no brainer” that would be it, or so you would think.  But there are laws making it illegal to ask someone to prove who they are before they cast a ballot.  Think about all the places that you are required to produce ID in your everyday life.  Just a few days ago I was required to show ID to use my Costco card.  I have to show it to have blood tested or to donate a pint.  I had to produce it to a police officer recently.  No one is crying out about how this discriminates against the poor. 

Why are the liberals (Democrats, socialists, communists, progressives, leftists) only concerned about voting?

There is only one real reason to be against ID at the ballot box, a desire to commit voter fraud.  If you are afraid of honest elections you want to do anything you can to control the outcome.  Flooding a precinct with carefully chosen “voters” is a good way to do it.  The Democrats have a long history of this and I doubt if the Republicans have clean hands.  When Kansas was moving toward statehood and was having elections the slave owning Democrats from Missouri crossed over into Kansas and voted for their party.  I have seen different numbers but the ones I use are that with 3,000 people registered to vote, 6,000 votes were cast, and counted.  Needless to say, the Democrats defeated the Whigs in that one.  We are more creative today.  Having the dead vote and pets cast a ballot are sure fire winners if you want to manipulate the system. 

Let me make a strong statement.  People who are against voter ID are anti-American and pro-tyranny.  The only other descriptions I can think of are ignorant or too simple to be allowed to vote.  If you disagree then I would suggest that you fit in one of those categories.

homo unius libri


Comments are welcome. Feel free to agree or disagree but keep it clean, courteous and short. I heard some shorthand on a podcast: TLDR, Too long, didn't read.