Who is missing from the States legislators’ decisions to supply free meals, or free anything, to all school children attending public schools?
A Chicago Tribune – AP- PBS article titled: California: Yes, free lunch after all report all public-school children is now eligible for free lunch, reported the following one reason for the change.
One of the reasons was because “high schoolers not wanting friends to know they need free food so they skip eating.”
The Purpose of this Post
Is to relate an ancient wisdom proverb, an idiom, and my opinion about what is missing teaching a valuable wisdom lessons, and equity in the government decision.
When pride cometh, then cometh shame: but with the lowly is wisdom. (Proverb 11:2)
Pride goeth before a fall. There cometh arrogance, so also cometh shame; But with the humble is wisdom.”
Interpreted according to the Hebr.: if the former has come, so immediately also comes the latter.
Idiom – There’s no such thing as a free lunch
Meaning – Refers to the fact that there is nothing for free, everything has a more or less evident cost. The economic theory, and also the lay opinion, that whatever goods and services are provided, they must be paid for by someone – that is, you don’t get something for nothing. (google)
Social policy – Excerpt – Wikipedia
“Therefore, the state cannot provide everything for everyone, and increased provisions given by the state can only be financed by economic growth or increased taxes or public debt.”
What’s My Point?
It is Christian, amd/or, the same shared beliefs of many other religious teachings that instruct us to feed the poor when at times through no fault of their own, they experience the need for charity.
However, the Chicago Tribune article explains a number of other reasons why the State believes it is best to just feed both rich and poor including a teenager obvious pride or belief there he should be ashamed of his peers knowing his family is poor.
My point is there the Chicago Tribune article appears to have left out a missing person in the reasons if the State legislators want to feed every child rich or poor in public schools ‘
And if the reasons are wise and valid to apply to children who attend public schools, the same reasoning should then apply to children who attend private religious schools?
In My Opinion
The Supreme Court ruled in 2020 that States laws to forbid State funding to private schools was unconstitutional. Meaning that. it is no longer unlawful for a State to provide funds to private schools and private school parents pay taxes same as public school children parents.
In fact, private schools actually save State’s tax money by not having to pay the education cost of children parents choose to send to religious schools. Schools that teach the Wisdom and Love lessons and values in the Bible in depth that include understanding how pride brings about shame and sinfulness rather than wisdom. And that both body and soul needs nourishment to succed.in life.
As for any child who feels shame from his peers, both the child and the legislators need to be taught this reason, in my humble opinion.
Rich and poor have this in common: The LORD is the Maker of them all. (Proverb 22:2)
Is there a correlation between the Supreme Court ruling it is unlawful to teach religious values in public schools, and over time the cost of Government managed education has made it unaffordable for most poor and middle-class parents to pay two tuitions to pass on their religious values to their children? And that over time the current rise in crime in the USA can be linked to the wane of teaching children in depth religious values wisdom the differndes of what is truly something to be feel shame about doing in life?
Is the above idiom a wise or foolish information to discern by tax payers and legislators who voters elect to represent their interests in State and Federal Institutions?
Is it time for parents to seek out before they vote in the next election to vote for legislators who support school choice or school vouchers to end the inequity, unfairness, and infringement on their religious Rights?
Should any parent who has religious values have to make a decision because of finances to send their child to a public school instead of a private religious school because only the public schools will feed their children lunch?
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Excerpt – Bible hub Commentary Proverb 11:2