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 28, 2018

Opus 2018-233: What Is at Stake

After what I hope is the final Kavanaugh hearing not much has changed.

Ford had her say.  She may or may not believe what she claimed.  She was definitely used as a pawn by the Democrats.  Kavanaugh could not say it because it would make him look mean, but the rest of us can.  We may never know if she was a willing dupe or had a sincere sense of duty.  I think we all believe that legitimate claims of sexual crimes need to be reported.  How much they are considered and acted on depends on something called “due process”. 

And that is what the next step is all about.

Two important questions:  Will there be a long postponed vote?  Will Judge Kavanaugh be confirmed?  There needs to be on resounding answer:  Yes.

The issue is not whether the judge is qualified.  Everyone agrees that he is.  The issue is not even whether the accusation is true.  As offensive as the alleged act was it was not rape or even close to rape.  It was 35 years ago and even if true has not demonstrated a pattern in his life.  The issue is not the judge.

The issue is the rule of law.  That involves following due process and everyone playing by the same rules.  The Democrats have developed a strategy that has worked for them many times.  I think most of us look back to the disgusting attacks on Judge Borke.  It was successful.  We saw it used against Clarence Thomas.  It failed.  It was used against Judge Moore.  It was successful.  We could continue with other names but the key issue is that it must stop.

Why is it important?  Because the left, whether it be the Communist party or your local Democrat leftist, never gives up or stops.  They keep coming back and wear the law-abiding people of good will down.  We keep thinking they will give up and go away or be satisfied.  It will not happen.  They will keep chipping away at our liberty until the last dust of freedom has settled.  The real danger is that they will win because we decide to use their tactics. 

The big difference between the right and the left is not that we are pure and they are not.  The big difference is that we realize we are not perfect and rely on rules that have been legitimately agreed on and expect everyone to follow them.  We realize they are not the final word but also realize because we are not perfect we need to guard the process and keep the ground as level as possible.  It is why we have a Constitution and a process to amend it. 

So I hope that congress will strike a blow for liberty.  Judge Kavanaugh may not be the best choice but to reject him at this point will only fuel the fire of rule by fiat instead of law.

homo unius libri

1 comment:

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.