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.

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Opus 2017-272: Headlines: Pardon You

When I saw the headline at a humor site I thought it was a spoof but the Washington Times confirms that President Trump is considering a pardon for Sheriff Arpaio.

I have not followed the trial but I know how the progressives and their pet judges work the legal system.  I think that the key point made in the article was this:
“He faced repeated civil-rights complaints for immigration crackdowns, and was ordered to halt traffic stops that critics said amounted to illegal racial profiling and unconstitutional searches. A judge ruled that he failed to comply with that order, resulting in the misdemeanor contempt conviction.”
Notice that it is a “misdemeanor contempt conviction”.  The judge ordered him to stop doing his job and then threw the book at him.  I realize that is simplistic but so is their version of justice.  My opinion is reinforced by the way the ACLU criticized the idea of a pardon.  That is what the pardon is for, counteracting convictions by corrupt political machines.  It is not for rewarding contributors to your campaign as Clinton did.

homo unius libri


  1. I liked the guy and am for the pardon. My wife thinks he's a horrible fellow. Such is marriage.

    1. I wonder if that is one of those differences between men and women that are not supposed to exist.

      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.