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.

Friday, May 31, 2013

Opus 2013-171: Plow and Crown: Two Pillars of Liberty

Who are the greatest enemies of the modern left.  Who has done the most damage to the modern leftists dream?  You can see the fear lived out in what the Elitists (Democrats, Progressives, Communists, socialists) are frantic to attack and remove from our culture.  They have special fear and hatred for the legacies of Henry Ford and Samuel Colt.  One gave us mobility and variety.  The other made it possible to defend ourselves from hoodlums, organized crime and government. 
I apologize for that last redundancy. 

Think about the change that Henry Ford brought about.  He turned the toy of rich people into mobility for the masses.  He lowered the price of the automobile so that everyone could afford to drive.  How did that change our culture?  You now can live more than walking distance from your job.  You can shop for the best deals and force stores to keep their prices low.  You can travel farther than you can see for your special dinner, entertainment and education.  Mobility is one of the great freedom producers of our age. 

The left hates that breath of liberty and thus they are doing everything they can to take us out of our cars and make us dependent on mass transit.  It may be a great social experience standing on a platform or by a bench waiting for the train or bus but the cold and wet detract from the pleasure.  Also, more people are mugged at bus stops than in the family sedan.

There is a reason the revolver was called the “great equalizer.”  In the days of muzzle loaders you generally got one chance to deal with a problem.  If you missed, or there was more than one person attacking you, you were toast.  The guns weighed a ton and kicked like a mule.  Then Colt introduced the revolver.  Now you had six chances and if you were good at changing cylinders you had time to reload before they got through the door.  No longer could the local bully scare you for no reason.  Now he never knew when you were packing.  Now it was dangerous to come through your window.

The left hates people being able to take care of themselves.  It kind of makes the nanny state a non-starter.  It does them out of a job and the warm fuzzies that come from being Uncle Sugar.

So stand up for liberty.  Do what you can to keep cars and guns available to more than the rich and their personal servants.

And how about a “Thank you, Henry.  Thank you, Samuel.”

homo unius libri

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