Gov.-elect Bruce Rauner then named former State Sen. James Meeks chairman of the Illinois State Board of Education, as the Republican’s new cabinet and staff began in January of 2015.
Understandably Meeks, had been made aware that as a Chicago Democrat, his endorsement of a “Rightwing,” Neocon,” Republican in Rauner caused a stir. Due to the fact that since taking office the Governors agenda has been damaging, selfish, and wholely outside of the interest of the mainstream public. Gov. Bruce Rauner and his team including Meeks suspended $26 million in social services and public health grants as part of his push to whittle away at a $1.6 billion shortfall in the current state budget, making life hell!- for seniors, the poor and inner city citizens.
The last straw was this past week-when Rauner used extremely demeaning language such as calling Chicago Public Schools a ” crumbling prison” to argue the school district doesn’t deserve an additional $100 million in funding shows he has no to little regard for the struggles of working and lower-income inner city Illinoisans.
When you look objectively at the status of Chicago Public Schools many of them are inadequate. Many of them are woeful and some are just tragic. Many of them are basically just crumbling prisons.” Bruce Rauner
In the meantime Rev. James T. Meeks, has been disturbingly non vocal about this issue. In fact far beyond the disrespectful verbiage of his boss-Our good fellow- Meeks has not said a word in defense of helpless young poor black children as Chicago Public Schools have struggled thoughout community. Not a word!
Rev. Meeks has made his contempt and disgust of many communities very clear. He has said publicly that LGBT people are “not natural” that we’re “an evil sickness”, and supports a deadly anti-choice stance. Meeks also believes in the exclusion of Latinos, and Asians as minorities, and that women of all races should not be considered a minority community because they “are not people who have been discriminated against.”
I along with many believe James Meeks is standing on the wrong side of the fence and on the wrong side of history! We must begin to call out our communities provocateurs. Maybe it’s time someone had a “COME TO JESUS TALK.” or a “COME BACK HOME TALK, or even A COME TO YOUR SENSES TALK!
PEACE AND LOVE! “G”