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.

Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Opus 2018-259: Cui Bono

Who benefits from illegal aliens invading our country?  It is a question that is often ignored or presented as a partisan issue.  It is not a chasm populated by Republicans on one side and Democrats on the other.  The list is long and ubiquitous.

The countries sending them want easy access.  This is nothing new.  We act like dumping your problem people is a new phenomenon.  Not so.  Oliver Cromwell sent large numbers of rebellious Scots and Irish as indentured servants.  Georgia was established as a penal colony.  Even the slaves that were sold by Africans to European and Muslim slave dealers were the ones that the locals wanted to get rid of.

The people who come want easy crossings.  Whether they are fleeing oppression, looking for a better job or terrorists wanting to destroy us, they have one thing in common.  Abolish ICE.  Neuter the border patrol.  Create more sanctuary cities.  A large part of the world would love to move to Southern California if they could just get across the ocean.

People who want cheap labor are in favor of a porous border.  It isn’t just the rich businessmen who run sweat shops.  The desire for cheap labor extends everywhere.  People who want cheap labor to mow their lawn are in favor of open borders.  People who want restaurant prices to stay down don’t mind cheap labor.  I was struck by a recent headline sparked by an illegal who murdered a college girl.  The reporters suddenly became aware of farms in the area who depended on illegals to work for low wages.

The Democrat Party believes they are gaining a whole new voter base.  They don’t even care if the voters are citizens.  They will register them and have them voting the rest of their lives.  In many case they will keep them voting for years after they die.  Their problem is that the country is so awesome that many of them start doing well, gaining wealth and realizing that the Democrats want to take that away from them.

Who then is hurt by illegal aliens.  The biggest hit is taken by the everyday tax payer.  They are the ones who fund the schools, government medical programs, food subsidies and rent payments.  The money comes from some where and many of the illegals are either in the cash economy or working under assumed identities so they make reduced contributions, if any.

You also have the victims of crime.  We hear the statistics again and again.  Currently the headlines are repetitious about illegal aliens committing murder, rape and robbery.  Our jails are full of the ones who have been caught and convicted.  Many people live in fear even within their homes.
Do we need to do something about illegal aliens?  Yes we do.  Will we?  Probably not.

homo unius libri


  1. To quote my late little mother-in-law, "Live in hope, if you die in despair."

    1. Hope is bred by faith so I guess I can live in hope.

      Grace and peace


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