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, May 15, 2013

Opus 2013-156: Cornerstone Considerations: Well Regulated Militia

This week I was walking through Walmart to buy a few items and swung by the sporting goods department in the ritual of “Is There Any Ammo Today?”  I was shocked to see several boxes in a caliber that I could actually use.  I bought my limit:  Three boxes.

When I went up to pay, cash of course, the clerk asked to see my ID.  I was a bit mystified.  He looked at it carefully and verified that I was old enough to buy ammunition.  This is silly.  I am 65 years old and have the hair, or lack of it, wrinkles and sags to prove it.  He said it was the law.  This is more than silly, this is the creeping crud of tyranny.

I quoted a well known document to him.
“A well-regulated militia being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed.”
In case you were raised in a liberal home and a public school, that is the Second Amendment to the Constitution of the United States.

You say, “How does showing your ID infringe?”  Well, I recently wrote about how the knee jerkers go ballistic at the thought of showing ID to vote.  It infringes on the rights of the poor.  Why should I need to show ID to buy something that is necessary for the right to keep and bear arms? 

Tyranny usually does not come over night.  It is more like gaining weight.  It happens one spoon full at a time.  When you get used to that, here comes the next spoon full.  Before you know it you get a bigger spoon.

ID today.  Registration tomorrow.  Confiscation the next day.  They will probably justify it by claiming that they are trying to keep the militia “well-regulated” but I don’t think that is what the Founding Fathers had in mind.

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.