Should these two States switch their present political party labels?
AP news article titled: Florida Gov. DeSantis expands private school voucher program, reported the Governor signed to expand school vouchers for poor and middle-class families.
In a previous post titled: Conundrum – Religion Unites or Divides a Nation? I stated the Governor of Illinois Democrat Party is labeled as a Progressive Party, yet he is proposing to eliminate tax breaks for people who contribute to help fund private religious school children who cannot afford to pay tuitions.
The Purpose of This Post
Is to relate an ancient wisdom proverb to propose the Democrat Party change their label from Progressive to the Atavist Party because of the difference in crime rates and debt between Illinois and Florida, and the Governor’s accomplishments, or lack of accomplishments, while in office.
Excerpt Gils Commentary
“and it is an excellency to them that see the sun”; it is an excellency to mortals and what gives them superiority to others, that they have both wisdom and riches.”
What’s My Point?
The word Progressive implies the State is progressing.
The word Atavism implies the State is going backward
If crime and debt is rising in a State, that is not progressive.
For example, if we compare the two States on crime and debt.
Crime Rankings by State
Illinois – 7.8 per 100,000
Florida – 5.0 per 100,000
State Debt Rankings
Illinois has the third-highest debt in the U.S., with total liabilities equaling $248.67. With total assets of $53.05 billion, Illinois has $187.7 billion in unfunded liability. This creates a debt ratio of 468.7%, the largest in the U.S.
Illinois -Debt per Capita $4918
Florida – Debt per Capita $1313
In My Opinion
I have written numerous posts on the subject of the need for school vouchers to help poor and middle-class parents be given the choice of schools and freedom of religion
My belief is children in high crime poverty communities who are taught in depth religious morals and values between the ages of 4 – 14 will reduce the present violence statistic in the future.
The Florida Governor appears to have the same belief.
While the Illinois Governor does not, and in fact wants to end the present subsidies for poor disadvantaged children.
In my opinion, if we compare the highest crime and debt of the States in our Nation, it appears the Democrat Party which is identified as Progressive, is in fact progressing in the wrong wisdom of governing direction .
Should the Democrat Party change the label from Progressive to Atavist based on their record of accomplishments to be listed in the top communities of high crime and debt.
Which State Governor has “Wisdom, like an inheritance, is good, and it benefits those who see the sun.… “
Read the Source Links below.
Regards and good will blogging.
State Crime Ratings
State Debt Ratings
Biblehub Excerpt Commentary
Religion Unites or Divides a Nation?