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.

Wednesday, August 7, 2019

Opus 2019-138: Trickle Down Violence

The reason that people like James Comey and Hillary Clinton need to go to jail is to stop violence.  My primary concern is not that law abiding citizens will storm the Bastille as much as borderline angry crowds will routinely become mobs.  Keep in mind that the reason most people slow down to the speed limit is when they are worried about getting a ticket.  It isn’t respect for the committee that decided they should drive 35 but fear of the red lights in their rear view mirror.  Take away the restraints and the red line is the limit.  You have all been passed by swarms of Indy wannabees that think there is safety in numbers.  The same applies to an orderly society.

Currently the people on the street think there are no consequences for their violence.  If they think there is a possibility then they look at the odds and the possible rewards and make a choice.  Keep in mind these are the people who spend their children’s milk money on the lottery.  All they need is a strong feeling that there are no consequences and every excuse turns into loot and burn.  More and more they feel there is no law to restrain them and it seems that they are right.

If we don’t change the way we deal with law breakers it will get worse.

The answer to fascist violence on the streets is the rule of law not the rule of the gun.  If one is not implemented the other will be to the detriment of all and the end of liberty.  The Nazis of Germany filled the streets with violence after disarming the population and their version of the rule of laws was tyranny and oppression.  That route did not work out well.  We are still armed. 

If the courts do not do their job and law abiding citizens are forced to take to the streets and start shooting back then the elites will have won.  It will lead to civil war, revolution and anarchy.  History does not give a lot of hope for that kind of action.  They may not survive the violence but they will have brought down the “City on the Hill”.  Most follow the path of France not America.  Most lead to a Reign of Terror not a Constitution.  Most have a symbol like the guillotine not a Bill of Rights. 

Enforce the law.  Arrest them.  Indict them.  Try them.  Punish them to the full extent of the law.  Let the rule of law be our guide.  Don’t forget this applies to elected officials, appointed bureaucrats and self appointed demagogs.  They should be the first to be judged by the law.

homo unius libri


  1. I totally agree with you, but will be quite surprised if it happens.

    1. I am ready for a nice surprise but my breath is not being held.

      Grace and peace


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