The antithesis of wisdomPosted: November 8, 2016
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The Antithesis of Wisdom
I often refer to a small book of spiritual reading on the daily reflections of the Apostle Paul. Today’s reflections in wisdom and its opposite, a lack of logic, is presented by Dale O’Leary, an author and contributor to several Catholic publications.
Ms O’Leary describes the antithesis of wisdom as the profane babblings about which St. Paul warned Timothy in 1 Timothy 6:20-21.
I might add that in our current experience the “profane babblings” has been the standard rhetoric of the presidential campaigns. Depending upon the outcome tomorrow night I would like to offer you the small but powerful prayer that Ms O’Leary offers in her treatise on Wisdom.
Dear Father in heaven, give us the true knowledge and the courage to stand against what is false and dangerous..
Is Obama to be thanked for higher graduation rates?
11.7.2016. In a little more than 24 hours from now we will know, or have a pretty good idea, of the future of our country. It has been said prior to every Presidential election since the first George Bush, that “this is the most important election ever.” Well, this year is no exception.
I certainly can’t predict who will be elected or even how well that person will administer our government.
Only this do I know, we will still need an alert citizenry becauwe the election itself will be only the first step, a big step, yes, but there are many more to come.
Even if our favorite candidate should win (whomever that may be) nothing will change immediately or without long debate, much legislation and much need for witnessing truth to illogic
Just take the education of our children as one small example. Education has become big business. Both Democrats and Republicans have, since at least George Bush and his Goals 2000 have been slowly expanding the federal government stranglehold on education.
None of these presidents have done away with the federal Dept of Education as some promised. In fact it has been greatly expanded partly through the forming of partnerships with private industry.
The title of this report – reflects the suggestion that President Obama, personally, is responsible for an increase in graduation certificates.
However, another article published by EdWeek asks What Does a High School diploma Mean?
This article claims that there are a total of 95 different types of high school graduation certificates representing all types of educational programs.
Of course, behind all this is the understanding that education has become big business with lots of salaries and executive officers and partnerships with more state anad local departments of education. All these agencies vying for the right to earn the big bucks doing the educating, so-called, that we with our taxes are supposedly paying the classroom teachers for.
Did you know that there is a big federal Education Secretary named John B, King https://www.insidehighered.com/quicktakes/2016/05/03/john-king-slams-transgender-laws-nc-and-mississippi
If Hillary gets elected we can be assured that Mr. King will have job security. If Donald Trump gets elected, just how long will it take to remove Mr. King, or not?
My whole point in reporting on this is to encourage you to continue to be interested in public policy issues. Just getting a new President will not make the problems of education, health care, jobs, housing, trasportation or immiogration go away. It will be ever more important that peope stay involved, stand against the antithesis of wisdom and pray for God’s guidance for all of us.
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