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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.

Friday, June 18, 2021

Opus 2021-204: Cornerstone Considerations: D of I, Imperial Plunder

The Declaration of Independence talks about the “causes which impel them to the Separation.”  Some of the list will rings your bells.  Others will have you scratching your head.  For instance we have the claim,

“He has plundered our Seas, ravaged our Coasts, burnt our towns, and destroyed the Lives of our People.”
I guess if you consider the refusal to allow Americans to drill for oil of the coast you might have an issue.

Let’s spend some time looking at the Complaints of 1776 and see how some of them relate to 2021.  I don’t know at this point if I will go in order or just whatever jumps out on a given day.  I can almost guarantee I will not deal with all of them.  If you have not read the entire Declaration of Independence yet, you still have about three weeks.

The first three problems mentioned deal with laws and how the rule of law is being undermined by the king and parliament.  First we see,
“He has refused his Assent to Laws, the most wholesome and necessary for the public Good.”
We see this thought expressed several ways but they all deal with how the governing authority is manipulating the legislative process to make it impossible for the voices of the colonies to be heard.  They are ignored or coerced instead of being listened to.  We will see as we work through the D of I that when laws are passed they work against the benefit of the citizens.

We see that kind of thing going on again today.  Time and time again it is shown that the people of the United States feel one way and the laws passed, the executive order issued or the regulation issued by a faceless civil servant, are just the opposite.  Think in terms of the invasion across our southern border, the throttling of gas and oil production, green energy, Critical Race Theory, brainwashing the military, support for Israel, attempts at registering firearms and the list goes on.  It is clear that almost everything coming out of Washington is designed to remove our liberties and increase the power of the Government.

The similarities are ominous when you realize that much of this is done by fiat, executive orders, rather than by the legislative process.  Hail Caesar!  Remember he knows what is best for you.

homo unius libri


  1. In your final paragraph you used the word "ominous." With that in mind, I would add increasingly mandatory 'vaccinations' (actually experimental genetic injections) to your list of items which remove our liberties and increase the power of the Government. What I find ominous is my growing suspicion that this may well be a population reduction effort.

    1. I think that any thinking person of good will would come to the point you are at. There is so much lying going on and fake statistics that it is hard to find truth. I think I fear the side effects of the so-called vaccinations more than I do the virus.

      I remember reading early on that between the virus and the vaccinations, one lowers the male's fertility and the other does it to women.

      Stay safe and keep thinking even though the combination may not be possible.

      Grace and peace


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