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.

Thursday, April 7, 2016

Opus 2016-94: Election 2016: Partisan Politics, Huzzah!

Can democracy survive democracy? 

Yes I know we are a republic, not a democracy, but the question is still real.  We hear so much about a contested convention and how terrible that would be, but I wonder.  Why?  It seems to me that a contested convention has the potential of being a living laboratory for demonstrating how a free people can work out their differences.  Sure there will be heads knocked and feelings hurt.  None of us will be totally satisfied, but that is what is supposed to happen.  The only place where you have total agreement is when a gun is held to people’s heads.

If we have repeated ballots that do not produce a winner then the different voices will begin to wheel and deal.  That can be a good thing if it isn’t just the elite power brokers strong arming another anemic moderate into the nomination. 

If there is not a clear winner and no working together then maybe it would be time to go back to a Scott Walker or to a totally fresh face.  As long as it is done openly and by the pre-approved rules, I will live with it.

Actually, since I don’t see going to Canada as an improvement, I will live with it either way.

homo unius libri


  1. The problem is that in all of American history, there has never been such an open and shameless "stop the candidate" movement. The GOP leadership is deliberately and willingly aiding the democrats. They would rather let one of two flaming socialists win, than have a president that they can't keep under their thumb and keep the gravy train flowing. I no longer vote for democrats at any level. If the republicans succeed in stealing the election from the people and giving it to the socialists, I see no need in ever voting for anyone running for president ever again.

    1. I think that is part of the strategy. They want us to give up. At times like this I quote to myself,

      (2 Thessalonians 3:13 KJV) But ye, brethren, be not weary in well doing.

      It doesn't always help but eventually it sinks in.

      The enemy of liberty does not have a party name. The elites on both sides are out to get us. Of course it is for our own good, and for their better.

      Grace and peace.

    2. Unless the republican leadership is sent packing, the presidency will forevermore belong to the democrats anyway. We'll see how things pan out. I'll always vote for local offices.

    3. It is a struggle as old and the dream of keeping the local bully from stealing your goat.

      Grace and peace


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