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Biblical View on Issues
"Beliefs: The Agent of Change" by Dr. Patti Amsden
Beliefs – the stuff of which civilizations are formed. Beliefs – the catalysts from which movements are spawned. Beliefs – the causes for which men live and die. All of life grows from, is maintained by, and bears the fruit of mankind’s beliefs. . Differing beliefs about the nature of reality, ethics, and values will lead to differing behaviors. The dominant belief will drive the culture, therefore contradictory meanings compete in the arena of life.
For example, a Marxist worldview gained a standing in the arena of ideas via the writings of Karl Marx in the late 1800’s. Marx postulated that the group in power propagated oppression upon those not in power. The elite authoritarians were charged with societal and fiscal evils. Liberation of the underprivileged working class, the proletariat, became the goal of the Marxist mindset; and those ideological axioms gave rise to systems of government, commerce, and various social structures.
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Illinois Cultural News
"Illinois Surrounded by Right-to-Work States" by Joyce Geiler
The recent signing of the Missouri Right-to-Work law by its new Republican governor means Illinois is now surrounded by right-to-work states. In fact, Illinois and Minnesota are the only Midwestern states that are NOT right-to-work states. Of the 28 states that are currently right-to-work states, most are southern and western states.
Right-to-Work laws are statutes that prohibit union security agreements. Under these laws employees in unionized workplaces may not be compelled to join a union nor compelled to pay for any part of the cost of union representation. Right-to-Work laws do not prohibit unions from existing in a workplace or limit any employee’s ability to join a union. Rather, Right-to-Work laws allow workers to choose for themselves whether they would like to join or pay money to a union that may exist in their workplace. In states with Right-to-Work laws, employees cannot be fired for refusing to join or pay money to a union.
Today, around 80% of Americans overwhelmingly believe that every worker and their employer should have the power to negotiate the terms of their employment. When Congress enacted the National Labor Relations Act in 1935, that right was taken away from the people and Americans were forced to pay union dues and abide by the union’s rules just to get or keep a job.
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