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.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Opus 2014-92: Your Tax Dollars at Work: Thank You Taxpayers

Today is Tax Day.  I think my taxes are already filed.  I am one of the minority that pays taxes but unlike most of you who pay them, I am also supported by them.  I am a public school teacher.  I like to refer to it as being being lined up at the public trough, sucking down tax money.

I want to take a moment to thank you.

Thank you for going to work.  Thank you for paying your taxes.  If I have met you on the street I have probably already thanked you.  The life blood of this nation are the people who go to work in the private sector, produce a product or service and sell it.  Government employees do not generate wealth.  You are the sources of wealth for this nation.  You are an endangered species.  I am aware of it and I am grateful.

Because the masses are sheep we will probably always have public schools.  Someone has to teach in them.  When I made a career change it was one of the few avenues open that would allow me to support my family.  I never forget that I am living on the backs of my fellow citizens.

So again, until next year, thank you.

homo unius libri


  1. It amazes me how few public employees understand that. I realize that you may be speaking slightly tongue in cheek, but you also know the truth. One of the hardest things to get most public employees to understand is that they do not pay taxes., They always want to show you where the taxes have been deducted from the paycheck without thinking about that they are being paid with tax dollars in the first place. The truth is, I don't mind my tax dollars helping to support hard-working, intelligent public workers; it's just that there are so few of EITHER anymore.

    1. When you consider that most of the money going to "help" the poor is spent on high salaries for the people doing the help it is not surprising how they don't "know." I hate the word "free" no matter what it proceeds when people don't realize that someone pays.

      Grace and peace.


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