Interested in an opinion of someone who knows better and understands the reasons why?
The Chicago Tribune Perspective article titled: What I learned about crime reduction from the Larry Hoover case, reported the opinions of a former DEA supervisory agent and contained this comment.
“Recreational drugs are a legal oxymoron. Shame on politicians who voted to legalize more substance abuse. Their message is unmistakable to younger people. Intoxication is okay.”
The Purpose of This Post
Is to relate an ancient proverb to this same message observed 3000 years ago and obviously never taught the profound reasons why to younger people in public secular schools
15The toil of a fool wearies him, for he does not know the way to the city. 16Woe to you, O land whose king is a youth, and whose princes feast in the morning. 17Blessed are you, O land whose king is a son of nobles, and whose princes feast at the proper time—for strength and not for drunkenness. (Proverb 10:15,16)
What’s My Point?
If you consider all the promises made by politicians that by allowing recreational drugs, for example, it will reduce gang influences, profits from drugs, and violence to what we are reading in the news daily, is it obvious how the above proverbs can be related.
Proverb 15 describe the daily plight of a drug addict who works hard to feed his habit and has lost his way to a future.
All recreational drugs accomplished is to send a message to youth is if the law says it is legal, then it is okay in both the writer and my opinions.
Proverb 16 describes the woe brought on in the city by the politicians who did not listen to the warnings of police and the supervisor experiences of dealing firsthand with the gangs and drugs in his position in the DEA,
Why? Because passing the law served to teach young people to indulge in a recreation that incurs weakness instead of strength into the bodies and minds.
Sadly, statistics of professional medical personnel was also ignored which proves and significant number of youths who indulge in recreational marijuana who cross the bridge to hard drugs being sold by gangs.
In My Opinion,
Legalizing recreational marijuana has increased the number of future customers for gang profits and sadly the competition among gangs that is being evidenced by the increase bloodshed, violence and shootings taking place in Chicago.
In other words, in spite of the observations and wisdom advice and warnings written 3000 years ago, both the politicians and the users of recreational marijuana have never been taught the wisdom when they went to public seculars schools. Or if they did, the warnings were ignored because they never could be understood when teaching is absent the Spiritual reasoning is not really wisdom as the following proverb also observed by both politicians and youth.
The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom, and knowledge of the Holy One is understanding. (Proverb 9:10)
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Would statistical evidence obtained of the number of persons incarnated attended private religious schools vs. public secular schools provide evidence of the following:
- That parents should choose the schools they want their religious values and wisdom taught to their children to help them understand how to live a better future?
- Are the main reasons people do not support school choice or school vouchers because they never attended a private religious school?
If this following statement is true, why so people vote to support the Democrat party who opposes school choice?
“Black parents love charter schools and voucher-supported private school vouchers because they teach values, self-respect, and hope. But no, if this option for poor or lower-income parents has more Democrat opposition than ever.”
Regards and goodwill blogging
Chicago Tribune August 18, 2020