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, February 5, 2014

Opus 2014-32: Cornerstone Considerations: Going First Class

Life just got more expensive.

My wife told me they just raised first class postage by three cents.  I was totally unaware.  It didn’t make the big headlines.  I guess health care and the Super Bowl are more on people’s minds.

This type of action usually brings out cries to do away with the Post Office and turn it over to private enterprise.  After all, private business could do a better job, just look at UPS and Fed Ex.  There is a problem with that solution.  The existence of the Post Office is one of the responsibilities given to congress by the Constitution.  It is short and sweet.

Article 1, Section 8 begins with the word, “The Congress shall have power...” and by my count the seventh power of the legislature is “To establish post offices and post roads;”

It doesn’t say how it is to be established or maintained but it is clear that the Founding Fathers felt that being able to communicate was something that should not be in the hands of the states or individuals. 

It would seem that there is also justification for federal highway funds also.

The existence of a Federal Postal System is constitutional.

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