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, September 27, 2013

Opus 2013-315: Cornerstone Considerations: The Bed Pan Initiative

The basic rights that the Declaration of Independence advocates are rights that have been around since the beginning of civilization:  Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness.  John Locke had property instead of the pursuit, but you get the idea.

Modern Progressives (Liberals, socialists, communists, Democrats, Rhinos) are daily expanding on this list of “rights.”  Now it is considered that everyone has rights that would have amazed the Founding Fathers.  They range from a cell phone to health care.

Says who?  The vote buying elites, that is who.  And who is to pay for these rights?  Usually the people who are not enjoying them.

Rights are not freebies that someone else pays for.  Rights are the divine principle that says you have the opportunity to do and act in a certain way.  You have the right to live.  No one can do that for you.  You have the right to liberty.  You cannot use someone else’s money to buy that.  Only you can pursue happiness for yourself.  It cannot come in a bottle or check.

We need a serious national discussion on some of these issues.  A third rail topic is health care.  Does everyone deserve all medical procedures all the time?  It sounds good.  The question is really, “Are you willing to go to the hospital and spend your time changing bed pans for free in order to make sure that everyone gets the care they think they deserve?”  Until President Obama says, “Yes.” to that and shows up for his shift he has no moral authority to talk about full medical care for everyone.  Neither does anyone else.

We need a law to clarify this.  We could call it The Bedpan Initiative.  Need an MRI?  Change some bed pans.  Want a test to see if your DNA points toward diabetes?  Come in and mop some floors.  My guess is that the demands for care would decline.

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