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.

King Solomon

Do not say, “Why were the old days better than these?” For it is unwise of you to ask about this. Wisdom, like an inheritance, is good, and it benefits those who see the sun.…(Ecclesiastes 710-11)

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

3. Illinois

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 .

You Decide

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.… “

If Interested

Read the Source Links below.

Regards and good will blogging.

Source Links

AP News

https://apnews.com/article/florida-school-vouchers-government-and-politics-education-547a9a99655d29c649505ae62d65f593

State Crime Ratings

https://worldpopulationreview.com/state-rankings/crime-rate-by-state

State Debt Ratings

https://worldpopulationreview.com/state-rankings/debt-by-state

Biblehub Excerpt Commentary

https://biblehub.com/commentaries/ecclesiastes/7-11.htm

Previous Posts

Religion Unites or Divides a Nation?

Conundrum – Religion Unites or Divides a Nation? King Solomon Blog – Rudy u Martinka (rudymartinka.com)

School Vouchers

School Vouchers – Rudy u Martinka (rudymartinka.com)

Chicago Violence

Chicago Violence – Rudy u Martinka (rudymartinka.com)