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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.

Saturday, July 29, 2017

Opus 2017-242: A New Focus for Repeal and Replace

What will be the issue that realigns political parties in America? 

If you read history you have heard of the Whig party.  They elected a number of presidents and were the balance to the historic Democrat party.  The issue that finally brought them down was slavery.  Historically the party of slavery and servitude has been, and continues to be, the Democrats.  That is historic fact.  In the 1850's the issue of slavery was tearing the nation apart.  The Democrats were solidly in favor and the nation was looking to the Whigs for an alternative voice.  They did not get it.  The Whigs dithered and danced.  They refused to take a stand.  They tried to ride the rail. 

Enter the Republicans.  This is the Republican party of 1856, not the party of 2017.  They had a mission and it involved advancing the cause of common people:  Free land, free silver, free men.  They ran solid in 1856 and because the Whigs continued to be moderate and bipartisan the Republicans took the Presidency in 1860.

Then it was slavery.  What will it be today?  Will one, or both, of the current dominate parties fade into history books?  Who will replace them. 

The lack of principle demonstrated by McCain, Collins and Murkowski could cause the “repeal and replace” mantra to move from Obamacare to the Republicans.  The refusal of the Democrats to listen to the people could cause the same thing to happen to them.  I know that I, for one, am ready to listen to an alternative voice.  Someone once said that the Democrats were the problem but he wasn’t sure that the Republicans were the solution.

I agree.  The people want repeal.  If they can’t get it with Obamacare they may get it with a political party.  Until that happens we can always start with individual politicians.

Vote the suckers out.

homo unius libri

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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.