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Biblical View on Issues
"The Lenses of Reformation Concerning Redictricting"
by Dr. Patti Amsden
Reformation lens #1
Populations within territories represent more than census or the number of persons living in the area but also represent shared values, cooperative skill sets, and unified purposes.
Reformation lens #2
A representative of a territory carries the needs, the values, and thus the voice of the population of the territory.
Reformation lens #3
In gerrymandering, the politicians or representatives pick the voters rather than the voters picking their representatives.
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Illinois Cultural News
"District Map-Making in Illinois"
by Joyce Geiler
The district map making in Illinois keeps changing to ensure current people stay in power. Every ten years, after the Federal census, Illinois district maps are redrawn to reflect the changing population. The process used by Illinois, however, has promoted the status quo and made it nearly impossible to change the political climate in Illinois even when the voters try.
Michael Madigan has been in the General Assembly for 44 years and has been Speaker of the House for all but two of those years since 1983. Some people propose term limits as a way to stop what almost seems like tyranny. A downstate Senator, Kyle McCarter, even limited his senatorial service to two terms in accordance with his promise. A Paul Simon Public Policy Institute survey showed respondents overwhelmingly favor term limits for members of the Illinois General Assembly. Nearly 80 percent favor some form of term limits...
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