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.

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Opus 2015-410: On the Street: The End of Freewaydom

In California we always called them “freeways”.  Back east they are sometimes turnpikes. Now that the federal government is involved people are calling them “interstates”.

I think one reason we are moving away from calling them freeways is because the tax and spend elites are starting to put tolls on what has already been paid for by tax money.

We can’t even call them “freeways” any more in the sense of free movement without cross traffic and signals.  In California we now have signals on the transition ramps between major routes and signals at the on-ramps.  I was coming back from the airport before 6:00 AM recently and the traffic was light.  When I transitioned from the I-105 to the I-710 I was forced to come to a complete stop and wait for the signal to turn green.

The goal of the elites is to get us out of our cars and onto the buses and trains.  We are easier to control that way.  Inexpensive cars and gasoline are tools of liberty and freedom of choice.  Since liberty and freedom of choice are antithetical to the nanny state they must be taxed or coerced out of existence. 

The old anti-war folk song could be rewritten as,

“Where have all the old cars gone....”

homo unius libri

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