The individual who sent me the above link, would like this to go viral….I can’t do that alone, I’m not big enough.
Many cities across this great nation require permits for homeless to sleep in public. Even then they just don’t hand out the permits……there are few exceptions and only a small number of permits issued. You may also be banned from sleeping in a tent or a vehicle. These laws are not new, they have been on the books for years. Violators in some cities have been arrested for sleeping on a park bench without a permit. The irony, if arrested you spend the night or a few nights sleeping in jail. Now you have a bed.
Homelessness has been a problem from the beginning of time. Why is it with government the answer is a regulation, a law that bans but never solves the real problem. You can fine the homeless, but they have no money. Run them off from one location, they can only find another…..THEY HAVE NOWHERE TO GO! Government doesn’t get it. I understand they want them to go to homeless shelters, but those are full, they are limited to the number they can take in. Which usually brings up another government regulation, the shelters can not go over the allowed occupancy limit.
Now, many cities do not want you feeding the homeless; you got it, unless you pay for a permit. Organizations who aid the homeless, provide food, are now being charged for a permit to feed our fellow-man.
This is stupidity, and We the People are fools for allowing this crap to happen. Why does it take a permit to feed someone who is hungry? An organization in Los Angeles had to pay over $400.00 for a permit to feed homeless people. Why?!? $400.00 can feed a lot of people. The organization was feeding people, folks as Obama would call them, wouldn’t he? They were feeding them without the need of a permit. So, they paid the permit, and were still feeding people. So, what was the purpose of the permit? The organization was providing a service without a permit, without government. But no, in comes the government and says you can’t do that without a permit! This is just an opportunity for government to continue to get bigger. Intervene in every aspect of our lives. Government making a profit off a service an organization is providing. That is government’s answer to the problem, ban, make it illegal and regulate.
Government shouldn’t and can not be the answer to all problems our society faces, but we should not allow government to tax and charge us for our service. That is tyranny!
We should not be referring to the homeless as a PROBLEM, it is a situation many of us under the right/or wrong circumstances could become. I know some could do more for themselves, I won’t get into that here. Jesus instructed us to feed the hungry.
Homelessness and hunger live together. They are a part of our society. Government wants to push them into a closet and pretend they don’t exist. Government is part of the problem……. It is a complex SITUATION. We can do better and charging organizations or individuals for trying to help is wrong, but then when was the last time government got anything right? Leave the people alone who are working to find solutions and assist those less fortunate. Big government stay the hell away!
AND NO CLINTON CASH ISN’T HELPING!