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.

Monday, March 7, 2022

Opus 2022-091: All’s Fair in Love and War

War is dangerous.  That is obvious in the obvious way but what we don’t think about is how people in power tend to abuse the good will of the population they are supposed to be serving.  

A lot of things change on the home front during war.  If you have talked to people who remember World War II or read about the conditions you are aware of rationing, scarcities, victory gardens, victory stamps and a lot of other things that seem strange today.  People could not get new tires.  New cars were a dream for the future.  All kinds of foods were unavailable.  And people rolled up their sleeves and did their best to make it work.  There was a war on, don’t you know?

One of the forgotten dangers is the willingness of people to allow their government extraordinary power during a time of crisis.  I refer specifically to such freedoms as the writ of habeas corpus.  In case you were not paying attention in school or had a typical socialist teacher who did not want to bring it up, the writ of habeas corpus is one of the liberties that comes to us from England.  It basically means you cannot lock someone up without a clear statement of why.  It meant people in power could not arrest you and keep you in jail because they don’t like your face or were mad at your grandfather.

The Constitution allows that liberty to be suspended under certain circumstances.  

Article 1, Section 9

“The privilege of the writ of habeas corpus shall not be suspended, unless when in cases of rebellion or invasion the public safety require it.”  
I have often heard how Lincoln violated the Constitution by suspending the writ.  Recently I heard George Bush was accused of the same thing.  The sentence above would seem to make that no problem but people claim congress has the power of suspension, not the president.  While I concede that this is found in the section on the legislature, it does not say that the president cannot do so.  Seems a bit murky to me.

The point I am making is that one reason the elites who want to run our lives are looking for any excuse they can find to limit our freedoms and give them carte blanche.  To be honest they are ignoring it and the rule of law in general.  An example of that is the arrest and incarceration of the people who were guilty of trespassing on January 6.  Held in solitary confinement for a year for a minor offense is not the way the law was meant to be applied.  

Now imagine if the Progressives* running our government decide to declare war.  Now they have all the justification they want for suspending the writ of habeas corpus and locking up anyone who has been suspended from Facebook or Twitter.  

Was is dangerous when you have wannabe totalitarians at the reins of power.  

Be alert.  Speak up while you still have the right.

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

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