It seems we're rapidly reverting to the days it was illegal to not work, which is ironic since not having a job or food practically guarantees someone will resort to actual crime. Perhaps we should bring back feudalism while at it.
Sometimes I think we're alone. Sometimes I think we're not. In either case, the thought is staggering. ~ R. Buckminster Fuller
Horse sense is the thing a horse has which keeps it from betting on people. ~W.C. Fields
90-year-old Florida man charged for feeding homeless - CNN.com
Damn that 90 year old evil spawn of the devil......damn him.....(CNN) -- Arnold Abbott handed out four plates of food to homeless people in a South Florida park. Then police stopped the 90-year-old from serving up another bite.
"An officer said, 'Drop that plate right now -- like I had a weapon,'" Abbott said.
Abbott and two pastors in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, were charged for feeding the homeless in public on Sunday, the city's first crackdowns under a new ordinance banning public food sharing,
If I have extra food, and see a starving homeless person in the street, I have every right to offer him some food. To say otherwise is not only to deprive the homeless man of dignity, but to deny me my most fundamental property rights.
"Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free."
"When we live authentically we create an opportunity for others to walk out of their dark prisons of pretend into freedom."
The self centered nature of people who think a handing out a sandwich makes them enlightened and caring goes against all the available evidence about homelessness and how to truly help those who are in that position.
Controlling where food can be provided allows those services to be concentrated, and assistance rendered more efficiently. Blighting public areas without any control and coordination allows the self serving set to ignore the needs of the surrounding business owners and residents so they can pretend they are doing something positive.
To her Wall Street owners: Hillary Clinton: “But if everybody's watching, you know, all of the back room discussions and the deals, you know, then people get a little nervous, to say the least. so, you need both a public and a private position.” - Hillary Clinton: "I'm kind of far removed from the struggles of the Middle Class"