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, January 5, 2018

Opus 2018-004: Headlines: Bexar Says “No”

I saw a column based on President Trump doing away with his committee that was looking into voter fraud.  In the context of that I saw one today going the other direction.  The Free Beacon strikes close to home.  It tells about a group, the Public Interest Legal Foundation (PILF), which is trying to access voter records to check on non-citizens voting.  It seems like a no brainer to me.  Why would the county refuse to reveal the records.  It might be some kind of turf battle or pride issue but there is no legitimate reason.

The reason it got my attention is that it is in Bexar county.  I live just across the street from Bexar county.  It is pronounced like bear, that animal, by the way.  This is in Texas.  Let me give you some details about Bexar county.  As the article says, it contains San Antonio.  One of the strange details about Texas is that the large towns are blue and purple.  The reason the state tends to be red is because most of the people outside the cities are traditional conservatives.  It surprised me the first time I heard that San Antonio is the seventh largest city in the United States, but it is true.  Big cities breed corruption and Democrats. 

Bexar county has the highest taxes in the area.  When we were buying a home we made it a point to not be in Bexar county.  They also are elitist.  I cannot use their libraries because I don’t live in the county.  Since I don’t pay taxes there, I can halfway understand that but there are many libraries in Texas that will issue cards to anyone in the state and many cities that give courtesy to card holders from other cities.  There is even a state wide card you can get.  They will honor that but they tend to be exclusive.

This group, PILF, wants to check for non-citizens registered to vote.  As in all things civil it will now be 90 days before they can file a lawsuit.  Why?  I don’t know but it is one of the burdens of the rule of law. 

Too bad the other side only uses it to frustrate the law.

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