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.

Friday, February 12, 2021

Opus 2021-081: Election 2022: Whose Side Are You On

What is the mandate of elected officials?  Are they elected to give their constituents what they want or to do what is right for the country?

Not an easy question to answer.  We tend to answer it based on what we think is best for the country.  We assume what we think is best is best.  I must admit it usually is, at least as long as you agree with me.

The problem I see is that too many of our elected officials don’t follow either path.  It is hard to discover how the last “stimulus bill” was good for the country.  American families were given $600 while trillions were given to foreign countries for questionable projects.  Most of the “foreign aid” went into the pockets of the foreign politicians with sizable kickbacks for the Americans in congress.  It is hard to believe this is what the local folks want either.  Sure they like getting $600 but if they stop to think about who is going to pay for gender studies in a Muslim country they won’t be too excited.  I guess the key word there is “think”.

We need to keep looking for people who can’t be bought.  I have seen people running for school board who flip as soon as elected.  I have seen pastors who come in on fire but the church they go to soon has them toeing the line of compromise.  I am not sure that term limits enshrined in the law is the answer but I would like to see more people willing to get rid of their representatives.  If they are getting wealthy on their government salary they need more than an audit.  If they are pushing their own agenda, they need a wake up call.

When in doubt, vote them out.

homo unius libri


  1. One problem is that the richest candidate can usually "buy" the primary and actually stands the best chance of defeating the democrat. That sort of damns us to the status quo most places.

    1. Maybe we need to quadruple the size of congress and see if we can get so many that the billionaires can't buy them all.

      Grace and peace


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