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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.

Saturday, July 3, 2021

Opus 2021-216: Cornerstone Considerations: D of I, Standing SWATS

We are so used to the United States military being a major factor in world peace that we forget it is a recent phenomenon.  Before World War II the tradition of our country was to keep a small cadre of active duty soldiers and use them to train an army if the need ever arose.  Every adult male was considered a part of the militia.  Knowing how to shoot a rifle was common.  After 1945 we never got back to normal.

I don’t think that is what we have to fear today.  Note the sentence in the Declaration:

     “He has kept among us, in Times of Peace, Standing Armies, without the consent of our


Today almost every federal agency has an armed response team, a SWAT team.  They are heavily armed, hightly trained and have armored vehicles.  Now I ask you, “Why would the Department of Education have a SWAT team?”  Good question, do they?  Read the article at the Heritage Foundation if you doubt it.

What is the purpose of such teams?  If a law is broken you have warrants and due process.  That is not good enough for the tyrants in government trying to help you do the things that are good for you.  What says “I care” like a squad of armored goons breaking down you front door in the middle of the night just because someone told them to.  What says “Know your place or get squashed” better than the Health Department Gestapo coming for you based on information provided by Facebook?

Yes, our overlords once again have standing armies.  They are filled with people who have no regard for the Bill of Rights or you as a citizen.  If we are ever forced to Nurnberg trials again they will be the one in the box.

The only thing that keeps history from repeating itself in a destructive way is alert citizens.

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