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.

Saturday, December 3, 2016

Opus 2016-320: Headlines: California Wants to Secede

I can understand that feeling but I want them to wait until I am gone from the state.  Once I get out I will be ready for California to get out of the United States, but it presents some problems.  You will not find those problems at the Yes California website but you can take a quick look through their rose lenses if you want.

One reason it isn’t a good idea is that it will require a much longer wall to be built.  If you look at a map, the border between the United States and Mexico is only about 140 miles across the southern boundary of California.  If we had to build a wall on the eastern border it would be over 1,000 miles through some very mountainous territory and we would still need to go across the top. 

We would also lose some vital ports in San Diego, Long Beach and San Francisco.  If California is allowed to leave I would suggest that those areas and a few miles around be retained as U.S. Territory with an easement through to reach them by land.  Think of how Guantanamo is American territory in Cuba.  Think of the way in which Berlin was located in Communist East Germany but trucks and trains were allowed access.  This would keep them from charging huge tariffs on goods brought in from Asia and keep us in the world of trade.

I am not sure it would work but we might also keep the first mile from the coast and the right to the oil in the water.  That would make California a land locked nation but still let the majority of socialists in those coastal counties to not be Americans.

Secession would cause problems in education.  We would all need to relearn the highest and lowest points in the continental U.S.  Since American students are so bad in geography this would not require much besides changing the Wikipedia sites. 

Probably the biggest reason it would not be a good idea is that it would not work.  California could not make it on its own.  It reminds me of the adolescent who wants to live his own life but doesn’t want to move out and get a job to do so. 

California leaving is like going into a fast food place, ordering a hamburger and expecting it to actually look like the one in the advertisement.  Pleasant thought but it ain’t gonna happen.

homo unius libri


  1. I'm still waiting for it to slide off into the ocean. Sooner or later, though, I'm gonna HAVE to breathe!

    1. Maybe you aren't praying enough.

      Grace and peace


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