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, December 5, 2016

Opus 2016-323: Liberty Means a Half Loaf

Politics is about power and a republic is about compromise in power.  We tend to forget that.  In politics the only way you get everything you want is to be a total tyrant and care nothing about anyone else.  It is usually a scenario that ends violently.  We need to understand it is okay to go for the whole enchilada as long as we don’t expect to actually get it.  One person's freedom is another person's limitations.  Liberty only exists in compromise and constraint.

Trump was not my first choice and for a reason.  Many of those reasons are still there.

Trump was my final choice and for a reason.  Those reasons are still there.

We are watching the process of putting together an administration.  There are names for everyone to feel good about.  There are names for everyone to worry about.  It is a process in which no one gets everything they want.  The Founding Fathers set it up that way on purpose.  They understood that the more voices you had at the table the less chance for tyranny and despotism. 

Remember that none of us will get a whole loaf, even Trump.  And be glad. 

homo unius libri


Comments are welcome. Feel free to agree or disagree but keep it clean, courteous and short. I heard some shorthand on a podcast: TLDR, Too long, didn't read.