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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, March 28, 2018

Opus 2018-081: Critical Mass: Ceiling Our Fate

Society has many bumps and potholes.  What happens when those potholes become sinkholes?  What happens when a small blip reaches Critical Mass.  Today I want to talk about the Federal budget fiascos.

Where does the rule of law break down?  With me, and you.  We think that the rules apply to everyone else but an exception can be made for me.  The same applies to the rules of economics.  We have a tax system built on exemptions and full of loopholes designed to please the constituents of congress critters.  We have laws that exempt congress themselves.  Everyone is out to game the system.  Law and justice become a joke on anyone without power or influence.

The current Omnibus is an example.  The moderates probably feel that it is good for the country and the little bit they put in for themselves is no big deal.  They come up with all kinds of ways to explain that the deficit is no problem, the national debt is manageable, inflation is a source of growth and so forth.  One such attempt, which I did not read past the title, is found in a column at the Daily Signal.

Then you have the clear bloating that goes on with all of these budget activities.  Rand Paul had a lot to say on Twitter about the current boondoggle.  Since I don’t tweet I have to link you to Louder with Crowder who gives a long list of totally pork barrel items that lard up the latest attempt at “responsible spending”.

So far we are keeping our heads above water as a nation.  The real questions are, “When do we hit the point of no return?  When does our financial situation reach Critical Mass?  When things start to crumble, how far will it go before we start to recover?”  In the Great Depression that began in 1929 there were lots of attempts to deal with the problem.  All of them made things worse.  It took a world war and millions of dead to get the world functioning again.

Wouldn’t it be nice if the politicians would grow up before we blow up?  It has to start with us.  We need to do two things.  First, we need to stop thinking that we are going to get our tax exemption or rebate and others will pay for it.  Second?  The same as always.  Vote the suckers out.

homo unius libri

4 comments:

  1. Unfortunately everyone thinks the guy THEY'VE been voting for is just fine because he promises THEM something.

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    1. You see that same things with schools. Most people feel there is a problem with education but not at their school.

      Grace and peace.

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  2. Never thought you had wandered into the "Louder with Crowder" field of the internet. Him and Shapiro, at least based on observing my friends, have really fired up the conservative base. Nice to see this isn't age-limited.

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    1. He has a pod-cast too.

      Grace and peace

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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.