When living up to its ideals, at best or worse, is it wise or foolish to govern with an Atavism agenda while being elected as a leader in a supposedly Progressivism Political Party?
A May 4, 2021 Capital News Illinois article titled: Catholic Church opposes governor’s proposed change to scholarship tax credits, reported the 2022 budget proposal to reduce scholarship private funding contained this statement:
“The scholarship granting organization must provide tuition to children of families whose income is at or below 300 percent of the federal poverty level for that census tract area. Many of the scholarships go toward the private tuition of Catholic educational institutions in the state.”
The Purpose of This Post
Is to relate an ancient proverb and word definitions of Atavist and Progressivist to describe the folly of Illinois Government and to inform all religious families what they need to do before the next election.
“A wise king winnows out the wicked; he drives the threshing wheel over them. (Proverb 20:26)
David also said to Solomon his son, “Be strong and courageous, and do the work. Do not be afraid or discouraged, for the LORD God, my God, is with you. (Kings 28:20)
Definition of atavism (Merriam- Webster)
b: recurrence of or reversion to a past style, manner, outlook, approach, or activity
Definition of progressivism
1: the principles, beliefs, or practices of progressives
2capitalized : the political and economic doctrines advocated by the Progressives
3: the theories of progressive education
Does Religion Unite or Divide a Nation?
The world’s major religions teach morality, preach love, peace, tolerance, kindness, forgiveness and reconciliation.
Ideally, religion should unite people by emphasizing the similarities between each other, regardless of race or nationality – that we are all equally fallible and imperfect, and in need of a higher guidance.
In My Opinion
The USA Supreme Court has ruled it is illegal to teach children in public secular schools’ religion. Many believe that the public-school systems fail the poor and now even the middle-class parent who cannot afford to attend a private religious school.
If we read the article, Chicago Cardinal Cupich is asking we contact our legislators to oppose Governor Pritzker 2022 budget proposal to cut aid to help poor disadvanged children living in high crime areas to have a choice to attend a private religious school to be taught in depth religious values and morality.
What Catholics and every religion should be doing now that the Supreme Court 2020 ruling that States no longer can enforce laws to prohibit taxpayers’ funds from being used to fund private schools. All is needed in Illinois is for voters to elect leaders to represent parents’ interests to allow them to choose to have their religious values taught to their children by having school choice or school funding.
What is Really Needed to Remedy Illinois Budget?
A wise governor should emulate this following proverb.to balance Illinois 2022 Budget:
While most people would not define a budget as “wicked” it could be discerned as either wise or foolish.
If the Governor wants to reduce the 2022 budget, the best way is to reduce the size of government legislative bodies in Illinois which is the highest in the Nation.
Illinois Government can be described as’ operating in an ‘negative atavist’ mode in our contemporary times in relation to having a bloated number of duplicative government bodies in an age of computer technology.
Same for religious leaders can be described as operation in an ‘negative atavist’ mode by not understanding that the 2020 Supreme Court ruling has made it possible to end government from enacting school choice or school vouchers which the Constitution Rights to freedom of religion.
In my opinion, we all need to discern that now is the time to make use of the ‘positive use of the word atavist’ to what worked in the past. And that was when parents could afford to have a choice of schools to teach in depth religious moral values to their children instead of government-controlled schools which teach all kinds of knowledge which can be dangerous as explained in this following article’s
Knowledge Without Wisdom is Dangerous
Should Illinois voters start now to demand their religious rights by contacting their legislators to enact School choice or school voucher scams as other States like Florida and Wisconsin now have?
Should religious parents take the same advice of David’s parent and be courageous, God is with you?
Would ‘activism’ teaching our children religious values of the past which our Nations founders had help in the future to unite or divide a Nation help in the future??
Read the articles and previous posts in the Source Links below
Regards and goodwill blogging.
Christianity – Does Religion unite or divide Us?
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