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, August 4, 2017

Opus 2017-252: Election 2018: Rino List 1

It is really hard to keep track of all the Rinos who are more concerned with their personal power than the good of the country or the stated goals of the Republican Party.  They are intent on ignoring the voting public because they believe we have short memories.

We do.  So I am going to begin a list for my own good and share it as I update it.  We need to watch as, on issue by issue, Rinos come out of the closet and show their true colors.  The first list I gave to you in paragraph form.  Now I will repeat it as a list.  I will put them alphabetically and try to relate the issue that exposed them.

Lamar Alexander of Tennessee        Repeal of Obamacare
Shelley Moore Capito of West Virginia    Repeal of Obamacare
Susan M. Collins of Maine            Repeal of Obamacare
Dean Heller of Nevada            Repeal of Obamacare
John McCain of Arizona            Repeal of Obamacare
Lisa Murkowski of Alaska            Repeal of Obamacare
Rob Portman of Ohio                Repeal of Obamacare

The Washington Times helps me add to that list as a “bipartisan” bill is introduced to make it hard for Trump to deal with the Mueller witch hunt.  Today I will add to that list:  Thom Tillis of North Carolina.

You might want to read the article with your brain turned on.  It states that the Senate,
“...wrote the bill to create a judicial review should a president try to remove a special counsel.”
Historically the first president to face impeachment was Andrew Johnson.  His offense?  He dared to fire one of his cabinet members.  Deja vu anyone?  Just who does Donald Trump think he is, the President of the United States?

The second hat you need is your Constitutional scholar hat.  In the article it says,
“The bill would write into law current department guidelines governing who can fire a special counsel, and make them retroactive to this year’s appointment of Robert Mueller,...”
Does the phrase “ex post facto”  ring any bells?  Let me share with you a phrase from the Constitution, Article 1, Section 9:
“No bill of attainder or ex post facto law shall be passed.”
The phrase means “after the fact”.  It forbids congress from making laws retroactive. 

These are dangerous times.  We have the Democrats who don’t care what the Constitution says and we have an unknown number of Republican in Name Only frauds who also don’t care.

Vote the suckers out.

homo unius libri


  1. Capito went along with a surprising number of Obama-backed bills. We need rid of Manchin (democrat) too.

    1. If I make a list for Democrats it will be the miracle of one that might need to be supported. Don't hold your breath but my idealistic side says there must be one good one out there, even if he is a dog-catcher.

      Grace and peace

  2. Rubio's not on the list? Sure he might've voted for the repeal but pretty wishy washy on some other issues. Not gonna mention immigration, but you know what I mean.

    1. So far I have been too lazy to go back that far. I am willing to forgive youthful transgressions, after I have a place for you in my heart. The list will grow because a lot of them hide behind procedural antics that allow them to vote yes when they know others will stop the bill. He may make it yet.

      Grace and peace.


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.