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.

Monday, May 7, 2018

Opus 2018-117: Election 2018: Selective Shutdown

I was drawn to a post at the Daily Signal that turned out to be letters written in response to an earlier interview with Betsy DeVos.

Since she is Secretary of Education you can assume it had to do with education.  It was interesting enough in its own way but the comment I read in the first post about shutting down the Department of Education was what got my attention.  It was not mentioned in the interview.

It should have been.  Shutting down the Department of Education should be the focus of educational reform.  I am sure they mean well and think they can tweak the existing structure.  The power brokers in D.C. may have even thought of that years ago but there is something that happens when people become a part of the institution.  They forget that the institution is not the end but the means.  When it ceases to produce results it needs to be done away with and they are still trying to fix it.  Think of a field that has had corn or cotton planted year after year.  Every year the yield gets smaller until it is useless.  It is time to change the crops.  Maybe it is time to build condos.

These articles dealt with the Department of Education.  It is just one of many federal behemoths that have become useless tails looking for a dog to wag.  I think this could be an issue in the campaigns for 2018.  We don’t need reform that is incremental.  We need to fumigate.

If they can’t see the picture, vote the suckers out.

homo unius libri

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