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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, February 4, 2022

Opus 2022-049: Majority Rule

We keep hearing about the insights of historic writers.  You may have heard of Alexis De Tocqueville and his Democracy in America.  He was aware of the dangers of pure democracy and the rule of the majority.  He was French and although he was born after the terror of the French Revolution he knew about its excesses.   

I came across this warning that appears early in his work.  

“If ever the free institutions of America are destroyed, that event may be attributed to the unlimited authority of the majority, which may at some future time urge the minorities to desperation, and oblige them to have recourse to physical force. Anarchy will then be the result, but it will have been brought about by despotism.” p. 260
The Proregressives* of America are hyping what they call Democracy and they are doing it because they want the result De Tocqueville is warning about.  Thinking people have always been in a minority.  When the elites get enough people lined up at the public trough they will just keep pushing the rest of us at an ever increasing pace.  He points out that it will go so far that the only possible response left is physical force.  

It is what they want because anarchy and the destruction of the evils of liberty is their goal.

Stand up when you get a chance.  Speak out when you can.  If we wait too long then the only option left will be force.  

May the day not come.

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

De Tocqueville, Alexis.  Democracy in America, Vol. 1, Translated by George Lawrence, Editor, J.P. Mayer.  New York:  Harper Perennial, 1969.

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