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.

Thursday, March 8, 2018

Opus 2018-061: Election 2018: Is Purple Blue or Red?

Is Texas blue or red?  It depends on where you live.  Like the rest of the country, cities tend to be very blue.  They are controlled by the Democrats.  I live outside San Antonio.  San Antonio is the big dog in Bexar (pronounced bear) County and the seventh largest city in the United States.  The election results of March 6 don’t give a breakdown of registration but has 86,313 votes cast by Democrats and 69,284 by Republicans.  Comal County next door does not have any large cities, thus fewer people.  The county site does not break things down the same so I will compare the totals voting in the Senate race.  The Democrats had 4,110 votes cast; the Republicans, 17,546.

Let’s do a little math.  The Democrat majority in Bexar county was 17,029.  The Republican Majority in Comal was 13,436.  In the two counties that gives the Democrats a majority of 3,593.  Notice that the total number of Republicans voting in Comal is less than the margin of victory in Bexar.

Let’s add another county without a large city, Guadalupe.  The Democrats cast 4,003 votes for U.S. Senator; the Republicans, 11, 645.  Some simple math again, the Republican margin of victory in Guadalupe county was 7,642.  If you put it together that means in the three counties the Republicans have a winning margin of 4,049.  Check my math.  Maybe I did something wrong.

I admit this in only three counties.  It is not the entire state.  I imagine if I did it across the state you would find the counties that include Dallas, Houston (forth largest city in the United States) and Austin would all be strongly Democrat and the surrounding counties strongly Republican.  The pattern we are facing is that large numbers of people are fleeing the hell-holes that their left wing politics have created and coming to a land of hope and change that has nothing to do with Obama.  The problem is, they want to bring their disastrous politic with them. 

I am not worried about this election.  I wish I could say the same for ten years from now as California, New York and Illinois continue to implode.

homo unius libri


  1. Yeah, it doesn't look good for the kids and grandkids.

    1. You would think people would put cause and effect together and worry about the world that will be left to the grandchildren.

      Grace and peace


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