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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, July 2, 2021

Opus 2021-214: Cornerstone Considerations: D of I, Dissolving Manly Firmness

The Declaration of Independence is written as if the King of England was the whole problem but the Founders were aware that they were being ruled by a Constitutional Monarchy.  That meant that the king had many limitations put on him by Parliament.  In fact, the members of the Continental Congress considered themselves loyal to the king and tried to go around Parliament to get his support.  A year before the Declaration of Independence they sent the Olive Branch Petition stating their loyalty and asking for him to step in for them.  They were rejected because they were considered inferior colonists who needed the guidance of a king and Parliament.  

I say this because I want keep that in mind with this part of the Declaration:

“He has dissolved Representative Houses repeatedly, for opposing with manly Firmness his Invasions on the Rights of the People.”
Consider that the tyrant seeking to humble the American people is not one man.  Ask yourself is the destruction going on just the work of one political party.  What we have is a few people standing up and trying to make a difference “with manly Firmness” and we see many different methods being used to “dissolve” them.  Think of the people incarcerate for the events of January 6 for nothing more than trespass.  Think of one woman shot for no reason by a cop that has yet to be identified or prosecuted.  Think of a duly elected congresswoman who is kicked off of all committees.  Think of other elected officials having sudden accusations against them.  Remember how congress wanted to pass a bill making it impossible for Donald Trump to run again for any office.

I think we see a government committed to the destruction of the Rights of the People.

Keep in mind that you might be the next one to emerge on the Deep State radar.

homo unius libri


  1. You and I are probably being scanned as we speak.

    1. As you know, there is no "probably" about it. I just catch glimmers from geeks in the family but the capacity of government and social media to filter everything we do is more than awesome, it is diabolical.

      Grace and peace


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