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.

Saturday, October 21, 2023

Opus 2023-257: Election 2024: Tiger of Paper

In thinking about the election coming up I peruse the candidates to remind myself why I like some and dislike others.  When I do this I always shake my head in regret when I pass over Mike Pence.  

Mike Pence, on paper in 2016, had all the boxes checked to make a good president.  You can’t forecast “great” but I think you can see the potential for “good”.  He had a solid record behind him.  He was vocal about his Christian faith.  He weathered the storm of hysteria that the media dished out when he said he did not go to dinner alone with women other than his wife.  When Trump picked him for VP that also seemed like a solid choice.  As far as I know he did a good job up until the electoral college.

When he refused to bend to the pressure to reject certain delegates I could see his point.  I am not sure I agreed with his actions but I could understand why he did it, or I thought I could.  On the surface it seemed like the actions of man of principle.

Since then every time he opens his mouth he has gone down in my estimation.  It seems like he is now on a crusade to stab Trump in the back.  I don’t know if he has changed or if he always was a snake in the grass but he is not even on my long list for president.  

Donald Trump did not check many boxes, yet we saw how much he got done, and I don’t refer to his incessant tweets.  He endured the lawless onslaught organized against him and still managed to bring peace to the Middle East, employment to all demographics, progress on the border, a strong economy, gas in my tank, etc.  And during the entire ordeal he always followed the rule of law and the principles of the Constitution.

We need a real tiger, not a paper Tigger.

homo unius libri

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