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, June 5, 2017

Opus 2017-169: Headlines: Channeling Jackson

If you get past the screaming headlines based on Trumphate you see a man who is pushing forward on what he promised to do.  I went past the lead article at the Washington Times and saw another that implied Trump was reducing the immigration flow in spite of all the court tantrums. 

The left wing syncopates of the court keep doing everything they can to cripple Trump.  One court said he could not do what the law says he can do.  He rewrote his executive order to allow for their concerns.  They found another judge to continue the judicial harassment.  He has found a way to work around it.  He has not reduced the potential terrorists as much as he wanted, but it is still better than it would have been under Obama.  The numbers they give are:  Obama wanted 110,000, Trump called for 50,000 and, in spite of the courts, he will still get it down to 60,000.

It reminds me of Andrew Jackson.  The Supreme Court told him he had to act a certain way.  His response is reported to have been,
"John Marshall has made his decision, now let him enforce it."
And President Jackson quietly went about his business.  The article seems to imply that the current administration is quietly going about its business.  Donald Trump is getting a lot done.  Unlike the politicians who preceded him, he is actually working to fulfill his campaign promises.  The screams you hear are the people who did not vote for him trying to return to the Days of Obama.

I keep waiting for the other shoe to drop and for Trump to turn on us.  Meanwhile I am enjoying the tears and frustration of the media.

homo unius libri

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