Sunday, January 3, 2010

What were we expecting...

...when we elected the current president? Really. Seriously. What were we expecting?

We were told we'd get change (which is an unfortunate choice of words, since it could be construed to refer to income tax refunds), and I think we've gotten it. The Senate has passed one of the most socialistic bills in American history. Several states are griping about it and waving secession around like a gun.

Is that gun loaded, though? Would any state have the audacity to actually secede? Further, would that be legal and/or moral? And are legal and moral (i.e., biblically acceptable) the same thing?

I've been plagued with these questions for some time now. Most every time I think about them, I end up tying myself in knots and staring blankly at my computer screen for several minutes. Primarily, the question of moral versus legal is the one that really twists my brain--and feelings--around. You see, if it isn't moral to secede, then it wasn't moral for the Founding Fathers to fight the Revolutionary War, and if that wasn't moral, then...

Because I'm a bit pressed for time, you'll have to wait for my next post to see the conclusion of that line of reasoning. How's that for a cliffhanger? =P

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