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.

Sunday, March 12, 2023

Opus 2023-071: Lawyers Will Be Lawyers

One of my daily fly-bys is Powerline Blog.  I find myself reading complete article less frequently than I used to but I still get a feel for things from the titles and sometimes the opening paragraph.

Recently I read an entire post by Scott Johnson.  He was basically doing what he could to tell us Tucker Carlson did a terrible job of reviewing the J-6 tapes.  Powerline missed the whole issue with the conviction of Jacob Chansley.  

I believe the writers on Powerline are all lawyers.  In the past I have often benefited from their insight but this post reinforced a feeling I have that success is getting to them.  They obviously run with, if not the big dogs, the medium dogs.  As such I think they are becoming lawyers for whom the law is a legal game rather than a tool to achieve justice.

Johnson spent a lot of time analyzing the tapes shown by Tucker.  He made a big deal that Tucker never said Chansley pleaded guilty or what the charge was.  He didn’t need to.  I had already read about those.  Tucker was not rehashing old news but trying to give Americans an idea of what had been covered up.  The talking point was the Q man but that was just an illustration.

The lawyers on Powerline are getting too used to running with the elites.  They missed the whole point that concerned Americans:  Four years in jail for a charge of trespassing.  The honest world screams at the political coercion of a wannabe police state.  The Lawyers at Powerline look at the legalism and ignore justice.  When we see the abuse of the system where minor issues are given years in jail and violent offenders are given a gentle slap on the wrist, Americans lose their respect for the government, the courts and worst of all the rule of law.

Maybe they should focus on that instead of trying to show the elites how scholarly they are.

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