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.

Monday, June 23, 2014

Opus 2014-153: Headlines: Congress Is Above the Law

One of the dirty secrets of congress is that they don’t practice what they preach.  This is nothing new to me but it was surprising enough to be linked on the Drudge report under the title “Congress routinely passes laws they exempt themselves from”...  You can read it in the Nation Journal.
I have known about this a long time.  The basis for this idea is found in Article I, section 6, of the Constitution which says,
“They shall in all cases, except treason, felony and breach of the peace, be privileged from arrest during their attendance at the session of their respective houses, and in going to and returning from the same; and for any speech or debate in either house, they shall not be questioned in any other place.”
As you can see they were granted exemption from being arrested so that they could not be coerced or intimidated while in office.  There is some logic to this.  It is to protect congress from the power of the executive and courts.  They have taken this idea and extended it to almost every area of their existence.  They seem to want to protect themselves from life and the voters.

For more information feel free to review the article.

Maybe it is time to clean house with the ballot since we can’t do it with the law.

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