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Biblical View on Issues
Biblical Rights and Responsibilities in Education, Part 3 by Michael Massa
From a Biblical perspective, the rights and responsibilities of a parent for their son or daughter begin with loving, protecting, nurturing, and directing the child into healthy and stable environments.
• The parents are to have compassion on their children and nurture them in a loving environment (Matt.19: 13,14; Luke 11:13; Eph. 6: 4; Col. 3: 21; Psalms 103: 13a).
• This first responsibility is aiming and preparing the child into mature responsibilities in all areas of life, physically, emotionally, mentally, financially, relationally and spiritually. This is also assumed as a right and responsibility of parents, though some parents are not capable of fulfilling that obligation. Still, we respect the drug addict who loves the child enough to recognize their lack of ability to properly serve and love the baby by seeking out a loving environment to care for the child The Lord created humanity within the context and authority of the family. God’s purposes are released and understood at a foundational level through these divinely ordained priorities. To read the entire article, click here
Illinois Cultural News
The Save Roads Amendment on November Ballot by Joyce Geiler
Arguments for the Safe Road Amendment are well funded.
Citizens to Protect Road Funding, which is supported largely by the road-building community including contractors and trade unions, argue that 4200 Illinois bridges and fifty percent of the state's roadways have fallen into disrepair and there's no money in the Illinois treasury to correct the situation. Instead of keeping $6 billion in dedicated road funds safely set aside for infrastructure, state lawmakers passed budgets and bills that authorized "sweeping" the road fund over the past ten years to use elsewhere.
Less than half of Road Fund expenditures went for direct road construction in eight of 10 fiscal years, FY 03 through FY 12. For that decade just $11.4 billion out of $25.1 billion in revenues was spent on direct road construction. Almost $900 million went to the secretary of state and more than $700 million to the state police. Another $324 million went to pay workers’ compensation claims, unemployment insurance and related costs. The largest component of non-road spending was debt service, more than $3 billion, to pay principal and interest on bonds sold to finance highway construction.
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