View Poll Results: Anyone Feeding The Homeless Should Be A Crime

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    11 16.42%
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Thread: More Cities Are Making It Illegal To Hand Out Food To The Homeless

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    Re: More Cities Are Making It Illegal To Hand Out Food To The Homeless

    Quote Originally Posted by iacardsfan View Post
    While I agree with you when it comes to a government handing out to the homeless, if individuals wish to feed the homeless, it is there right to do so. What kind of government restricts how their citizens can and cannot spend their surplus money and time?
    No, it's not as simple as that. And it's the kind of government that is doing it's duty. Yes, charity can be good, but the homeless still are to be protected from people giving them unsafe food or food prepared in an unsafe manner just liked all the rest of us. Businesses must still be protected from their doorways becoming urine soaked beggar collection central. People must still be allowed clean and safe use of their public parks and playgrounds.

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    Re: More Cities Are Making It Illegal To Hand Out Food To The Homeless

    The reason I deplore government programs is that they remove humanity from charity. Individuals taking a moment to help someone they don't know is exactly what we need in this country. The only reason to ban that is to create the need for more government programs there by forcing more people into servitude and creating an ever growing voting bloc that must.....MUST vote for the one party that will "take care of them"...aka Democrats.
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    Re: More Cities Are Making It Illegal To Hand Out Food To The Homeless

    Quote Originally Posted by Dittohead not! View Post
    Feeding the homeless makes us feel good, but what does it really do for the homeless? Give a man a fish.....
    Well, it keeps them from dying. Many (most?) Of the homeless here in San Diego are obviously mentally ill. I would say runaways outnumber substance dependency without mental illness.

    I don't think the majority of homeless people are capable of responding to "Prodding".

    So it ends up being mandated hunger.
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    Re: More Cities Are Making It Illegal To Hand Out Food To The Homeless

    Quote Originally Posted by clownboy View Post
    No, it's not as simple as that. And it's the kind of government that is doing it's duty. Yes, charity can be good, but the homeless still are to be protected from people giving them unsafe food or food prepared in an unsafe manner just liked all the rest of us. Businesses must still be protected from their doorways becoming urine soaked beggar collection central. People must still be allowed clean and safe use of their public parks and playgrounds.
    It is a personal choice whether to accept food or not. As for businesses being affected by it, that is rubbish. As for safe public facilities, not only are you implying that homeless people are dirty and dangerous, you are also missing the point that this is about trying to help people. Whether or not you like it, it is a shameful thing to prevent one from helping another. At this rate we may as well ban giving each other gifts on holidays too.
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    Re: More Cities Are Making It Illegal To Hand Out Food To The Homeless

    Quote Originally Posted by tres borrachos View Post
    Where is the government restricting how citizens spend their surplus money and time?
    By not allowing them to use their surplus time and money to help others.
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    Re: More Cities Are Making It Illegal To Hand Out Food To The Homeless

    Quote Originally Posted by Dittohead not! View Post
    The rationale is about food safety as well as where the feeding is taking place. Partly concern for safety, partly NIMBY, partly keeping the homeless dependent on handouts like the bears.
    With that rationale, food banks should also be illegal. I feed the homeless the first Saturday of every month, I know for a fact that all of our food is safe and that we feed in designated areas that have been approved for use. We do not hand out anything but the bare essentials, nobody is becoming reliant upon us. I would rather there be measure put into place to safeguard your worries than ban it all together. There are people out there trying to do good in this world and it is shameful for a government to be against such a thing.
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    Re: More Cities Are Making It Illegal To Hand Out Food To The Homeless

    Quote Originally Posted by Ockham View Post
    Well, if I for example pass out food to 10 homeless people and feed them one meal a day I'm competing with the government. Government feels THEY should be the one's who feed people, via social programs that house, feed and otherwise supplement them. Government doesn't want competition so they outlaw it. Hell, I don't even think government likes approved charities to feed the poor as the one I used to go work at from time to time received little to no help from government. It was funded primarily though community support.
    Just another excuse to spend more and take more.
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    Re: More Cities Are Making It Illegal To Hand Out Food To The Homeless

    Quote Originally Posted by iacardsfan View Post
    Just another excuse to spend more and take more.
    Any excuse is better than none I guess.
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    Re: More Cities Are Making It Illegal To Hand Out Food To The Homeless

    Quote Originally Posted by TeleKat View Post
    I may be misunderstanding where you are coming from, so help me clarify please. Are you arguing that we shouldn't help the homeless because that would make them "dependent" on us?
    Simply feeding people unable to acquire food for themselves does not fix the issue.
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    Re: More Cities Are Making It Illegal To Hand Out Food To The Homeless

    Quote Originally Posted by The Mark View Post
    Simply feeding people unable to acquire food for themselves does not fix the issue.
    It's far better to let them starve, or resort to crime. Right?

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