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, April 14, 2020

Opus 2020-096: Election 2024: Platform, Twitter Legislation

Thinking Americans, both of us, were aghast at the words of Nancy Pelosi when she said we need to pass a bill so we could find out what was in it.  Come again.  What this reveals is that members of congress rarely read the laws they are passing.  On one side that is understandable.  I understand that one current bill was 1,400 pages long and they got it just as they were expected to vote.  On a more rational side, why in the world would they consent to vote on something they had not read.  It defies logic, but that is way our government is now working.

I would propose for a plank in the Republican party platform that we follow the example of Twitter.  Understand that I am not on Twitter.  All I know is what people tell me and I observe.  My understanding is that a Twitter post is limited to a certain number of characters.  In that regard I have seen a lot of posts quoting someone from twitter and it is a string of short statements you are supposed to follow.

I think there is wisdom in this for congress.  All legislation should be limited to a certain length and required to be voted on as a stand alone bill.  I don’t know how long that would be but it would be far short of 1,400 pages.  This might cripple the process because people would not be able to get deals and add endless pork through amendments but in my mind that kind of crippling would be very healthy for the country.

homo unius libri


  1. I agree 100%. And that is why they don't want line item veto.

    1. The two positions seem to go together.

      Grace and peace


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.