Thursday, March 22, 2012

How Ugly Has Our Country Become?

Feeding The Homeless BANNED In Major Cities All Over America

"What would you do if you came across someone on the street that had not had anything to eat for several days? Would you give that person some food? Well, the next time you get that impulse you might want to check if it is still legal to feed the homeless where you live. Sadly, feeding the homeless has been banned in major cities all over America. Other cities that have not banned it outright have put so many requirements on those that want to feed the homeless (acquiring expensive permits, taking food preparation courses, etc.) that feeding the homeless has become "out of reach" for most average people. Some cities are doing these things because they are concerned about the "health risks" of the food being distributed by ordinary "do-gooders". Other cities are passing these laws because they do not want homeless people congregating in city centers where they know that they will be fed. But at a time when poverty and government dependence are soaring to unprecedented levels, is it really a good idea to ban people from helping those that are hurting?

This is just another example that shows that our country is being taken over by control freaks. There seems to be this idea out there that it is the job of the government to take care of everyone and that nobody else should even try.

But do we really want to have a nation where you have to get the permission of the government before you do good to your fellow man?

It isn't as if the government has "rescued" these homeless people. Homeless shelters all over the nation are turning people away each night because they have no more room. There are many homeless people that are lucky just to make it through each night alive during the winter.

Sometimes a well-timed sandwich or a cup of warm soup can make a world of difference for a homeless person. But many U.S. cities have decided that feeding the homeless is such a threat that they had better devote law enforcement resources to making sure that it doesn't happen.

This is so twisted. In America today, you need a "permit" to do almost anything. We are supposed to be a land of liberty and freedom, but these days government bureaucrats have turned our rights into "privileges" that they can revoke at any time.

The following are some of the major U.S. cities that have attempted to ban feeding the homeless....


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Blogger Regan Lee said...

Truly disgusting and shameful. The added b.s. about the "safety" of the homeless only serves to justify their inhumane laws. "Look, we care, we're only doing this for their health and safety." If the lawmakers and local politicians really cared, which we know they don't, they'd be helping the homeless, including ways to help those who want to help. Laws like this -- it's just one more way to control the population. All the population; those that are in extreme situations, like the homeless, and those of us who aren't. The latter are being made examples of as well. You're shit if you're homeless, and you're shit if you're not. Expendable and pawns.

22/3/12 8:51 AM  
Blogger nolocontendere said...

It truly is despicable. What was that aphorism Regan, that a society should be judged how it treats it's least fortunate? Especially now, when catastrophic, insane financial policies are ruining millions and most of us are merely a paycheck or two from the streets ourselves.

When governments become so heartless and uncaring with considerations only favoring money, it's high time for them to go, by any means necessary.

22/3/12 12:28 PM  

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