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, August 22, 2016

Opus 2016-221: Election 2016: Endorsing Hillary

I am puzzled at the continued attacks on Donald Trump by the conservatives in the country.  It isn’t like we have a choice.  He has already won the Republican nomination.  He won it fair and square.  He is the alternative.  The other is Hillary.  Having said that I still don’t know if I can vote for him, but the more evil that comes out on Hillary makes the choice of Trump the only one that has any possibilities.

Are these talking heads trying to push a third party?  Although I might end up voting that way I don’t see it as having a chance of winning.  They need to look a little at history.  Third parties that start at the top only make the loser into a winner.  They have never elected a president.  The Whig party that eventually replaced the Federalists stepped into the breach after the Democrats had a choice of four people with no opposition.  The Republicans came to the presidential election with a slate of governors, senators and representative under their belt.  They made a good showing in the election of 1856 and when the Whigs self destructed they were positioned to step into the breach.  They also had a clear message of free men, free land and free money.  They did not band together to stop Stephen Douglas from becoming president because he was too short.

So Glenn, Ben and everyone else who is bad-mouthing Trump:  Grow up and move on.  If you are serious, get a governor elected or, if it is all you can do, a mayor of some small town.  Then move on to saving the country.

Until they are ready to show me they can win they should be putting their time into getting the right congress elected so that there are some guts and principles in Washington.  It doesn’t matter whom is elected president.  They will need to be controlled and reigned in.  Both will need to understand that impeachment is a real possibility.  They will only respond to fear.  Stop making Hillary a done deal and work on getting back to a balanced government.

They can make it a twofer.  Where they have a responsible Republican, get him elected.  When the Republican candidate is a whoosy Rino, get a third party candidate elected.  If Hell freezes over and you can find a Democrat with principles, then get behind that candidate.

The future of our country and the world is at stake.

homo unius libri

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