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.

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Opus 2017-095: Repeal Does not Demand Replace

I, for one, am glad the Republican health care bill was pulled.  It is not a failure of conservative principles it is a victory of liberty, debate and an open process of developing laws. 

The Ryan Republicans (RR) were trying to go Pelosi lite.  Remember how she said we needed to pass the bill so we could find out what was in it?  That is the same thing the Republicans were trying to do.  The problem for the RR’s is that Republicans are not mindless, lock-step zombies like the Democrats.  We don’t need a miniature nanny state in congress where certain anointed elites tell us what to think and how to vote.  It is good it did not pass.  It reminded the Rino’s and RR’s that there are still people who insist on thinking for themselves.  There were enough courageous congressmen to make it impossible to get the bill rubber stamped.

It is now time to go ahead and start really working on a health bill.  We need to do away with anything that smacks of socialism.  We need to allow the free market to determine what happens.  I would be in favor of a simple statement saying that the government will no longer be involved in health care after July 4, 2017.  Make it a new kind of independence day.

We need to roll with the punches.  We need to not worry about setbacks.  Trump is not perfect.  He has some serious wrong ideas but seems to be on the right track.  Congress and the word perfect only work together if you throw in the word “idiot” somewhere.

Cheer up and get back to the drawing board.  Meanwhile Drudge points at a congressman I wish I could vote for.  He simply wants to repeal Obamacare. 

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.