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, April 18, 2015

Opus 2015-100: Election 2016: Winning Planks, DOE

We all want the government to cut back but do the cutting on someone else’s perks.

We need to find some places to cut the federal budget that few people will feel.  In reality there are many such places but lets start with one that will also benefit everyone.  Let’s close down the Department of Education. 

If you trace the increased budget of the DOE, I would guess that as the spending goes up the quality of education in the country goes down.  Teaching is not something that can be improved with a big federal paycheck.  That statement is multiplied in power when you think about the strings that always come along with the check.  And you have the federal governments tendency toward unfunded mandates or “get it started with subsidies and then remove the subsidies.”

Let education go back to the backs of the parents.  If they don’t care the chances are the kids don’t care either.  You can’t make concrete without cement.  You can’t educate children who refuse to learn.

The way to go about it is also important.  Don’t just fire everyone, transfer them.  Shut down all government hiring until all of these people are placed.  Take the guy who writes regulations for special education classes and put him in an airport with the TSA.  Take the gal who tries to outline curriculum and make her a prison guard.  If they chose to quit, so be it.

I think this could be a winner.

homo unius libri

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