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.

Saturday, March 1, 2014

Opus 2014-51: Discernment Watch: Registration Leads to Confiscation

I wondered why our school district was so concerned about the old computers in our rooms.

Last year we had three different people paid to go through our entire school making a list of all the serial numbers on all the computers.  I assume this was done through the entire school district.  While they were doing this we got repeated reminders that the school had a room full of old computers and if we wanted one in our room we could have them for asking.  I asked, received and used.  I also remember coming on campus and seeing a team loading pallets with old hardware, wrapping it in plastic and hauling it off to the recyclers. 

I made use of the old computers.  I have one that runs my LED projector.  I use it every day.  It is a part of what I do.  I have another attached to the TV on the wall which makes it possible to use the TV to show what would be on a small computer screen.  I use it regularly.  My newest computer is in the back of the room and because of District Policy, it is useless to me except to take role, cheek district e-mail, and record grades.  It is a pretty role book.

Now they are coming to take my computers. 

We got a notice in the bulletin that over the spring break (known as Easter vacation to you dinosaurs) the district would be sending people in to remove all old computers and if our desk computer was of a certain age, replace it.  There was no discussion.  They did not make allowance for computers we might be using.  We were not asked if we wanted them gone.  They are going.  This is a decision made by someone who sits in an office and has nothing to do with teaching in the classroom.  I would not be surprised if the old equipment is sold and pays for a benefit for the person sitting in that office.

This is your government at work.  First they come around and see what you have.  They make a list of serial numbers.  They cross check their work.  Then they confiscate.

Do you have any questions on why I don’t want the government registering my fire arms?  Of course that assumes I might have some firearms. 

Coming to a school, and home, near you.

homo unius libri


  1. I'll probably get locked up someday for guns that I've sold during my extended unemployment. I sold them off the tailgate to total strangers, so I'm sure they'll think I just have them stashed somewhere. Oh well, as long as they feed me!

    1. That is one of the reasons I want out of the People's Republik. Some states still have people who have read the Constitution. Some have even read the Declaration of Independence.

      Grace and peace.


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