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, June 15, 2021

Opus 2021-203: A Moving Tale

When reading an article listing the states with the highest lifetime taxes at Foundation for Economic Education I came across the phrase “vote with their feet.’  Nothing new in that but it sounded really good.  We might change it to “vote with a U-Haul,” but you get the idea.  We voted about four years ago, liquidated our California assets, moved to Texas and have no regrets.  

At this point you should stop and think about the last election.  The Proregressives* who stole that election are determined that you will have no voice in your life decisions.  They know what is best for you and are willing to kill you to improve your life.  It is the conviction of elites from time immemorial.  They may be evil and fools but that does not make them stupid or undedicated.  They have a plan and are working it.

Since they know that you can vote with your feet they are trying to destroy the entire concept of Federalism and the Tenth Amendment.  They want to make it impossible for your state to stand up against the federal juggernaut.  Remember that one of the first things Biden talked about doing was limiting Americans ability to move from state to state because of the deadly virus that was being hyped by government and media.  The anger made them back down but they are still considering it.

One of the strengths of our country has been the ability to move across state lines without permits or passports.  There have been some exceptions.  It used to be when you returned to California from Arizona there was an inspection station near the border.  They were checking for insect pests on your fruit.  The worst that could happen was you surrendered your fruit.  If you didn’t want to do that they had a place you could pull over and start eating.  We have weigh stations that require trucks to pull off, be weighed and have their logs checked.  With all that we are free to travel without the permission of the government.  Or I would say, we have been free.  

Henry Ford went a long way to liberating the downtrodden in this country.  They were free to move but it takes a long time to walk to a new state.  In some areas the deserts make such a thing impossible.  With cheap, affordable cars you had the specter of the dispossessed Okies piling all their children and as much furniture in their Model T as it would hold and heading for California.  If they had been limited to walking then they would still be locked in dust bowl poverty.  Because they could afford a run-down jalopy, they headed for greener pastures.  The left wants to do away with poor people being able to buy cheap transportation.  That is what the Cash for Clunkers was all about.  That is at the core of much of the vehicle inspections.  And of course they want to make all of us unwashed masses poor.

We are refugees from California.  I remember a Babylon Bee feature that showed Governor Newsom of California building a wall on the border of California to keep people from fleeing.  Now that we are out we are okay with that.  The Proregressives* want that to be basic operating procedure.  

Maybe we should add the freedom to move to the First Amendment.  I am sure that if we did they would ignore it just like they ignore the rest of the Constitution.

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

homo unius libri


  1. Sad, but true, though most don't see it.

    1. Is it male refrigerator blindness or a refusal to see what we don't like?

      Grace and peace


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