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.

Thursday, February 9, 2017

Opus 2017-042: Responsibility Is a Long Term Concept

Why do the thought police have so much trouble with the confederate flag?  It represents rebellion and the left believes independent action is a privilege reserved for them alone.  Remember the TV program The Dukes of Hazzard?  They had the flag on top of there car and they were always rebelling against authority.

It obviously isn’t the issue of slavery.  The left still has the black population of America on the plantation.  The chains are now government handouts and guarantees of preference generated by things like Affirmative Action and court mandates.  The poor people on the government dole don’t have much real liberty but they have a guaranteed safety net.

The federal system is based on the states having some autonomy and a minimum of central control.  It expects each state to be unique and have different priorities.  The Feds are supposed to be there to take care of things the states cannot do, like defense and a post office.  The left has a socialist agenda with the central government controlling everything.  I think of the things the Federal government has gotten its fingers in during my lifetime:  Health care, food stamps (EBT), education, racial quotas, nutrition labels,

The problem is that each of us has a specific area where they take bribes and we like our little corner of the world.  The reason the American Indians were not able to resist the European invasion whether it be Aztecs or Iroquois was that they were more concerned with beating out the next tribe that their own liberty.  I am getting to where I qualify for medicare.  I have received a tax break on my mortgage over the years.  The government bribes are offered to all so that all will want to keep theirs and thus we allow others to keep theirs.

We need a rebellion of personal responsibility.  We need to be willing to stand up on our own two feet and live with the consequences of our lives.  Should I expect the children of today to pay for my medical expenses?  I say, “No.”  That is something that I should be responsible for.  This rebellion will be painful in the short run.  Will people who are sleeping in, knowing that their EBT card will be honored, have some hunger pangs?  It is possible but will depend on how long they refuse to recognize the new order.  Will some people need to forgo a trip to Disneyland in order to take their children to a doctor?  Sometimes the choices in life are hard.  Will I need to forgo some expensive tests instead of demanding all that are available?  It depends on whether I want to leave something to my children.

It will hurt in the long run but in the long run we will be a healthier people.  Geronimo would still be on the loose if it had not been for other Apaches who were willing to work with the United States Army to track him down.  They might not have gotten the money but their liberty would have still existed.

Let’s stop acting like the American Indians and act like Americans.

E Pluribus Unum

homo unius libri

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