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.

Friday, March 3, 2017

Opus 2017-069: The Problem of Liberty

The problem with liberty is that it is self destructive.

People who believe in liberty believe that even people who disagree with them have a right to their opinions.  That is good, or it should be.  The problem is that the people on the other side do not believe that everyone has a right to their own way of living.  They take it another step.  While liberty loving conservatives generally take a live-and-let-live attitude the leftist progressive sets out to destroy variety and options.

We who love liberty get blind sided.  It happens time and time again.  We are nearing the nader of a cycle.  We have people rioting, looting and assaulting strangers in the name of free speech.  What is the phrase from 1984, “Freedom is slavery”?  These people have that feel.

The courts reflect this asymmetrical justice.  Progressive liberals feel free to legislate from the bench.  They ignore precedent and the Constitution.  Common law is based on those two things but fiat law is in the mind and the power of the judge.  Thus they come up with some bizarre ideas that are considered justice.  Traditionalist conservative judges then refuse to change the law back because the new interpretation has become precedent and is not to be changed lightly.  Thus we continue to lose and lose big time.

If we were playing Monopoly we would refuse to play with them just like we refused to play with people who kept changing the rules when we were kids.  Unfortunately we are not playing the game of Monopoly but the game of Liberty.

I am not sure of the solution because if we become like them we have lost.  We need to debate what freedom of speech looks like today but people are afraid of becoming targets.  That is part of the left’s strategy but we need to get over the fear of having the conversation.  Maybe something can be hammered out.  Or we could pass an Amendment that would allow bills of attainder and throw all the bums in jail.  Then we could change the law back. 

The other answer is violence in which he who has the most guns wins.  That is not a solution I want to face.

homo unius libri

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