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, February 1, 2022

Opus 2022-044: Should-a-Beens: Assumptions

An informed citizen can give you the essence of the First and Second Amendments.  Let me share them again for your reading pleasure:

1st Amendment

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances. 

                                                                       2nd Amendment

A well-regulated militia being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed.

If I had my way I would add one, stated clearly, that is spelled out in bits and pieces through the rest of the document:  Freedom of movement.

We enjoy this already and we take it for granted.  I was thinking about this on a road trip.  I crossed three borders the first day and expected to cross three more the next.  At no time was I expected to produce any documentation to prove I had the right to be moving.

The Freedom of Movement has always been with us under the Constitution.  It was made meaningful by Henry Ford when he introduced a gas power motor vehicle produced within the financial reach of the general population.  The automobile is a symbol of freedom as much as firearms.  That is why the elites want to do away with the internal combustion engine.  It is what makes is so easy for people who find themselves subjects in blue states to move to red states so they can be citizens again.

Cherish this freedom.  It allows you to vote with your feet when you live in a blue locale that makes your ballot vote meaningless.  It allows you to live in a safe neighborhood and work in an area you would not want to visit after dark.  It may eventually make it possible to outdistance the zombie hoards.

homo unius libri

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