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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.

Sunday, March 25, 2018

Opus 2018-077: The Arsenic of Politics

Arsenic is to the body as socialism is to the country. 

Small amounts of arsenic are not a real problem.  It is often a natural part of the water we drink.  The Nanny State people have made it a bigger issue than it needs to be as a part of the fear campaign to limit our liberty and control our lives.  I believe that one of the last things Bill Clinton did when he left office was to radically raise the “danger level” of arsenic in drinking water requiring perfectly safe water to be treated more extensively.  It is all about control.  Of course if you get too much arsenic it can kill you but keep in mind the same thing is true about oxygen.

Socialism is much the same.  A little bit of sharing does not destroy a culture.  We can survive having the government in charge of the roads although history has had times of privately operated toll roads and it worked just fine.  The problem is that you have a series of politicians who want to increase the involvement of the government in our lives and thus limit our choices and it is all for our own good.  Seat belts are a good example.  By government mandate we have gone from no seat belts to being pulled over and fined if we are not wearing one.  It comes one little step at a time.  Look at the label of a can of soup and consider all of the government regulations that are involved in printing it.  How many times has the nutrition information been revised and made more complicated?  Do the acronyms OSHA, ADA and EPA mean anything to you?  Each one has the purpose of making your world safer and more equal.  Each one seriously limits the choices you are free to make.  Each one carries heavy penalties if you step out of line.

Like arsenic, socialism reaches a point where it kills.  It kills the prosperity of a country.  It kills the progress of a society.  It ends up killing people.  And of course it is all done with the best of intentions.  It is for your own good.  If you want the most recent example look at Venezuela.  This country is incredibly rich in natural resources and at one point had a vigorous working class with good educations.  Now it is a hole where the masses are digging in trash heaps looking for something to eat while the elites live in splendor. 

Stay alert.  It is happening here.  Always vote to keep out people who want to do things for you because ultimately they end up doing for themselves.

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.