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.

Sunday, December 18, 2016

Opus 2016-335: Plow and Crown: Protecting the Masses from Themselves

There will always be a group of people who run things.  They are the ones with power and influence.  Along with that is wealth.  It has always been that way.  It will always be that way.  The rulers can be called elders, kings, presidents or Big Dog.  The name doesn’t matter, only the reality of the position.  Down through history there has always been a struggle between the ruled and the rulers.  A call it the plow and the crown. 

We have lived in a brief time in history where the masses have had access to power.  The United States has been at the top of the pyramid of liberty.  The reason is that a group of outstanding men, seeped in Christian values chose to live what they lectured on.  The English heritage from the days of the Magna Carta had slowly evolved to give the common man a voice in his destiny.  It has not been a smooth slope but it has been continually upward if you are one of the masses.  In ancient history you have the Pharaohs being God.  You have the Roman emperors being deified.  You have the Pope as God’s representative on earth and the divine right of kings.  In Asia you have the mandate of heaven in China and the emperor as a descendent of the Gods in Japan. 

We now are in one of those downward slumps of liberty.  Warlords, Mullahs, bureaucrats, and local sheriffs are all taking a big bite out of the hard won freedoms of the past.  We are watching this with the current election.  The elites of America are out to throw the republican form of government under the bus.  They want a system that makes all kinds of promises but always delivers what the annointed think is best for the common fools of the country.  If they think they will lose in the Electoral College then the Electoral College needs to go.  The electors need to be suborned.  The masses must be overruled.  Of course it will be for their own good.

Donald Trump was not my first choice but he became my only choice.  I don’t expect him to do everything my way but I understand that he won the election fair and square, or at least as fair and square as you can win any election. 

Anyone concerned about liberty and the rule of law needs to do everything they can to stop the Progressive elites from destroying the republic in their lust for the crown.  We did not have a revolution when Clinton took over.  We did not have one when Bush won.  We got past it with Obama.  It is time for the Nanny Staters to step back, take a deep breath, read the rules and try to find more fools to vote for them next time. 

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.