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, July 26, 2013

Opus 2013-245: Is it 2016 Already? Part 1 of 2

The talking heads are already speculating about the next presidential election.  We are seeing Hillary’s name touted and a steady streams of Republican wannabes.  There is the speculation that Obama will create a crisis that allows him to make the ultimate Constitutional Side-step and become dictator, for our own good, of course. 

So far I have voted in every election, except one involving only school board members that slipped by me.  I say, “So far.”  It is getting harder to cast a vote when I have no options that are acceptable.  How can I as a believer in Jesus Christ vote when I have no real choices.  The first time this really hit me was when Bob Dole was running against Bill Clinton.  Bob Dole was an honorable, decent human being, unlike his opponent.  But presidential?  I have often said, “The only thing that could make me vote for Bob Dole was Bill Clinton.”  Fast forward to McCain vs Obama.  Same scenario.  Hit the button again and check out Romney vs Obama.  What do they say, deja vu all over again? 

What do I do when the choice is a McCain or an Obama.  The Rhino Squishes need to understand I may never vote for an Obama but I must really force myself to vote for a McCain.  My nose is beginning to get raw from being pinched.  I have a growing sympathy for those who have re-registered as Independents.  I find that my son refused to vote in the last election.  Soon it may be like son, like father.

Maybe it is time for the rest of us to stay home during an election.  There are already enough doing it that we who still believe in the Constitution can see the effect.  The Republican leadership can’t see it.  Maybe we need to make it so obvious that even the moderates begin to realize that they cannot win unless they have us on board and we won’t be on board if we don’t have a real choice. 

The record has been clear.  When the Republicans run someone who people see as a believer in traditional values and supporter of constitutional government, they win.  When they try to run a moderate they lose. 

Is it time to pull back and make the point so clear even a rhino can see it? 

To be continued...

homo unius libri


  1. The RINO's will NEVER see. Their egos block their vision.

    1. And if my memory serves me well the ones from Africa can't see very well either.

      Grace and peace.


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