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, September 21, 2018

Opus 2018-226: The Crime of Loophole

We have a genre of laws which add extra penalties for killing a police officer.  We seem to feel that labeling something a “hate crime” adds to the seriousness.  I think it may be time to do the same thing for politicians.  We could call them Loophole Crimes.

We need a law adding special penalties to people in positions of power who manipulate the political process.  This would need to isolate elected officials as well as appointed positions.  Thus it could even be applied to judges who ignore the law in order to advance their personal agendas.

This should apply even if specific laws were danced around.  We know that loopholes are bigger in the laws effecting the rich and powerful than they are in purchasing firearms.  At the present time congress seems to exempt themselves from the laws they lay on the rest of us.  Since cop killers seem to get special treatment maybe Constitution killers deserve the same fate.  We also should follow the money and confiscate all of the wealth that they and their families have gathered as they were lined up at the public pork trough. 

Since this would need to be written and passed by politicians I won’t be holding my breath.

homo unius libri


  1. I make a lot of folks angry with my views on cop-killer laws. I ask them why the penalty should be any less for murdering a teacher, a store clerk or a truck driver, and the very question angers them. NOW, they want to give the same penalty for killing a K-9 unit as killing and officer. That means someone might get a harsher penalty for killing a dog than for killing some kid at McDonald's.

    1. I have a similar feeling about hate crimes.

      Grace and peace


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