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, July 4, 2015

Opus 2015-210: Cornerstone Considerations: D of I, Good Law, Bad Law

The Founding Fathers, like most Americans today, were dependent on political leaders far away to make and enforce fair laws.  It did not happen.  The first on the list of abuses in the Declaration of Independence was,
“He has refused his Assent to Laws, the most wholesome and necessary for the public Good.”
Think of all the laws that need to be passed.  Often they are introduced into congress by a legislator who is truly representing his constituents.  Just as often the bill cannot even get a hearing from the leadership in the House or Senate.  If it can get passed it is vetoed by the President.  If it gets by the president, the Supreme Court puts on their imperial crowns and throws it out. 

I realize that we all differ on what we think is vital and we are on opposite sides of many issues but our political leaders play politics by leaving things in committee so that they are not forced to take a public stand.  Issues are rarely debated.  Other times they use the procedures of the branch to make it possible to vote “yes” at one point and “no” at another so that they can tailor their mailings to say both.

It is amazing how often the same issues raise their ugly heads again and again.  Elections matter.  Maybe it is time to start thinking again about throwing the bums out.  Of course, that is easy for me to say.  I live in California.

homo unius libri


  1. I'm sure California doesn't want to throw the bums out, since they represent the average citizen so well. (Face it, Pumice, you ain't average!)

    1. Now there is another opinion that is not politically correct.

      Grace and peace.


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