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, May 30, 2016

Opus 2016-143: Election 2016: Sound-Bites Rule

Don’t be mad at the establishment and liberals.  The report are that Trump has won.  I read that he now has the required minimum for the nomination.  He has done it as fair and square as politics can be.  Why?  Because enough of the masses have voted for him.  If the back room boys find a way to deny him the nomination by changing the rules, then a pox on their house. 

It makes you understand why the founding Fathers created a republic instead of following the model of pure democracy.  It is messy.  It doesn’t deliver what I want.  It is still an attempt to keep the sound-bite slugs from running the country. 

At this point there seems to be no legitimate way Trump can be denied the Republican nomination.  That does not mean he has my vote.  It is possible for the first time in my 50 years of voting I will cast no ballot for president. 

Will he beat Hillary?  Time will tell.  There are still a lot of kinks to be twisted and jived.  Bernie could go third party.  Conservatives might put out a third choice.  Both could go for it.  We could end up with enough choice that no one wins a majority in the electoral college and the decision goes to the House of Representatives. 

Don’t panic if that happens.  It has happened before.  It is how Washington, Madison, Mason, Franklin and a host of other very wise men planned it. 

We live in the curse of interesting times.  Keep in mind that it is still superior to the boring times that people in the Soviet Union experienced.  How long that will continue to be true is anyone’s guess.

homo unius libri

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