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, May 12, 2020

Opus 2020-118: Election 2024: Platform, Go Kosher on Pork

The Democrats in congress along with a lot of disillusioned Republicans are trying to pass more bills to print money under the excuse of the Chinavirus.  I am sure it is for the children somehow.  This will be added onto the top of the trillions already authorized.

There are a lot of problems with this approach but there is one problem that makes the whole process evil:  Pork barrel amendments.  Each corrupt politician wants to add on “just a little more” for their special pet projects so that they can get reelected.  When you get done you spend more on bribes than relief.

I am sure you heard about the 25 Million given to the Kennedy Center.  That is just one of the examples of where the waste goes.  The Kennedy Center is a place that holds gala events that have been and will continue to be out of my reach.  It is a Disneyland for the rich.  It has nothing to do with being needy because of the government shutdown.

If you look you will see that every budget or special spending bill is loaded down with this kind of nonsense.  Surely it would be possible to write some kind of law that would make it impossible to do this.  Such a law would go a long way toward balancing the budget.

I think that this issue could be a winner as a platform issue.  Of course it would then need to be done, which is another issue altogether.  It would require two things I am not sure are available:  Politicians willing to take the high road and voters willing to do without their government bacon.  I still think this could be a winner.

homo unius libri


  1. It would never pass. We're already beyond the tipping point. The momentum just isn't built up yet.

    1. I keep hoping even though I am afraid you are right.

      Grace and peace


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