Is it wise for Illinois Democrat leaders to spurn the Presidents offer of help to reduce shootings in predominantly Black neighborhoods in Chicago?

The Chicago Tribune headline titled: Another Deadly Weekend, and an editorial titled: As Chicago Children Die, Trump and Lightfoot Spar rather than collaborate, reported the following letter offer made:

“Which brings us back to Trumps letter”. (link below)

The Purpose of This Post

Is to relate two ancient wisdom verses to political leaders offer and responses to President Trump’s offer to help in Chicago.

King Solomon

When the righteous increase, the people rejoice, but when the wicked rule, the people groan. (Proverb 29:2)


When the righteous are in authority, Or “are increased” (g); either in number or in riches, or in power and dominion; are set in high places, and have the exercise of civil government and the execution of the laws in their hands; for the protection of good men in their civil and religious privileges, and for the punishment of evil men; for the encouraging of all that is good, and for the discouraging of everything that is bad;

What’s My Point?

The response from Pritzker and Lightfoot was to speak out loudly and attack Trump on his handling Covid, a different matter not related to the shootings.

 Is it because Pritzker and Lightfoot are concerned his ‘caveat’ offer might make matters better, or worse in Chicago?

“If you are interested, I am willing to ask members of my Cabinet to meet with you and help devise a plan to make Chicago safe, since a successful formula has escaped both you and your predecessors,” he (Trump) added.”

My point is to agree with the Chicago Tribune editorial,

“As children die, the Democrat politicians should hear more than Trump’s insults, they should hear the fuselage of bullets and the anguished cries of citizens calling for help.”.

In My Opinion

Pritzker and Lightfoot should accept Trump’s offer because if it works it might help reduce the shootings.

The above proverb is not intended to imply either Lightfoot or Pritzker are wicked rulers.

The intention is to make Mayor Lightfoot and Governor Pritzker aware that the wicked, not them are as the Excerpt states “are in the high places” in the streets and neighborhoods where the shootings are occurring.

To refuse help for political partisanship is a mistake in my opinion for the reasons explained int eh Chicago Tribune editorial.

If Interested

Read the Source Links Below and a Previous post titled: USA Out of Order.

You Decide

What has bringing up Covid have to do with shootings in Chicago?

Would accepting Trumps offer to help or harm Blacks from becoming victims of shootings in the present?

Would School choice or school vouchers asked for by Black parents help reduce shootings in the future?

Regards and goodwill blogging.

Chicago Tribune June 29, 2020

Bible Hub Proverb 29:2 Gills Bible Commentary

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