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, December 29, 2020

Opus 2020-323: Should-a-Beens: The D.C. Model

One of the threats that the Democrats are making involves turning the District of Columbia into a state.  They assume this will give them two more Democrat senators.  Maybe they are onto something that has some value.

What would happen if we gave every major city in the country this opportunity.  Pick a number, say 700,000, and give any city over that number the option of statehood.  The 700,000 comes from the approximate population of D.C.  The cities might go for it.  The rest of the country might like it too.

In the Senate you would have an increased number of members.  This would not increase the Democrats voice because it would mean losing all of their senators from the rest of the state.  The House would remain the same because the population isn’t going to change with the new boundaries.  

This would also make it possible for the Republicans to try their creativity in finding ways to cheat on elections.  

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