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, November 23, 2016

Opus 2016-311: The Democrats Will Block California Secession

Without California the Democrats are dead as an influence in the federal government.

Look at the current numbers for the last election:
Electoral College:  Trump 290, Hillary 232
Popular vote:   Democrats 64,223,958
        Republicans 62,206,395
Senate balance:  Republicans 52, Democrats 48
House balance:  Republicans 238, Democrats 194
Consider what they would be if California were allowed to leave:
Electoral College:  Trump 290, Hillary 177
Popular vote:   Democrats 56,861,468
        Republicans 58,290,186
Senate balance:  Republicans 52, Democrats 46
House balance:  Republicans 224, Democrats 155
So don’t get too excited about the idea that California will pull out.  That door was closed back in 1865 and the Democrats can’t afford to have it opened again. 

homo unius libri


  1. Well, ya can't blame a guy for hopin'; can ya? lol

    1. If California goes then maybe we can talk New York City into joining them.

      Grace and peace.


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