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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, February 23, 2021

Opus 2021-096: Cornerstone Considerations: D of I, Age of Consent

The Declaration of Independence declares that the government is based on “the Consent of the Governed,...”  There is a sense in which this is true in any government.  Generally speaking no government of any type can continue to exist unless there are enough people who support it.  This is true in dictatorships as well as republics.  People forget that Hitler was elected and had the support of most Germans.  I will admit that they were manipulated and deceived to some point but just as we are being deceived, much of the acceptance was based on a willingness to be deceived.  The Soviet Union fell apart when it could not keep enough people content.

We have a higher expectation in the West.  We have the highest in the United States.  We think our elected representatives are supposed to listen to us.  Our first Amendment guarantees us the right to petition for redress of grievances.  The American colonies had the same expectation and it was not being realized.  The government in England was ignoring them.  They might kindly pat them on the head but they were still ignored.

A growing number of Americans are believing that the government has no concern with listening to what we have to say.  I will concede that there are many who are happy as clams and want things the way they are.  The same was true in Colonial America.  I am of the impression that the colonial population was divided up in thirds with Royalists, Rebels and Leave-me-aloners making up the fractions.  I have no idea what the division is today.

One thing I do know is that most of the actions of the Progressives* are not supported by the majority of Americans.  The kind of actions I mean are courts declaring that biological males can compete in sports with biological females because they declare they identify as women.  I mean passing laws allowing children to be sexually abused.  I mean the move to defund the police.  I mean letting violent criminals out of jail with no bail.  You know the kind of things we see every day.

It has been going on for years and is being pushed by both parties.  It does not have my consent.

*(Liberals, educators, socialists, communists, crony capitalists, elites, Rinos, Democrats, leftists, Never Trumpers, Antifa, etc.  Another word for swamp dwellers)

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