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Originally posted by emeraldzeus
reply to post by Doomsday 2029
OK Doomsday, let's keep it real. I'm not going to respond to your allegations towards me, but I will address the legal ramifications of what you are suggesting. I'll leave your chauvinistic views to your wife to deal with....lucky her.
I've poked all kinds of holes in your supposed "act of kindness". And yes, I do think it's shady and selfish of you to expect something in return....vile, even. You don't understand the concept of charity. What you want is an indentured servant.
An indentured servant is a form of debt bondage worker. The laborer is under contract of an employer for usually three to seven years, in exchange for their transportation, food, drink, clothing, lodging and other necessities. Unlike a slave, an indentured servant is required to work only for a limited term specified in a signed contract.
Now, here's where it gets sticky. If you contract a foreigner for this offer of "charity" (which I'm using rather sarcastically), then you will be breaking the law. Even IF the homeless person voluntarily signs the contract with you. Indentured servitude was abolished by the 13th amendment to the constitution. However, if you contract a domestic American, well.....the laws are different. Funny how our laws protect foreigners but not our own, eh?
BUT, it is not unheard of for lawsuits to find their way to courts which involve indentured servitude of Americans. So, my friend, what you want is illegal. Take your chances if you dare, but I'm hoping you're wise enough to listen to perfect strangers, or at least do your homework before you find yourself behind bars or paying a hefty fine because your "servant" decided to take you to court. Even PRISONS have to be careful about how they make their prisoners work. What makes you think you can get away with it with a single, homeless Mom with a child?
If true charity is your goal, then I've already outlined what that entails. If cheap labor is your goal, then you'll have to suck it up like the rest of us and pay for services rendered. But what you're asking for is voluntary, contracted FREE labor, in exchange for room and board for an extended amount of time....no matter what kind of spin or "explanation" you try to put on it, it's not legal, but above all, it's morally deprived.
[edit on 3/27/2009 by emeraldzeus]
Originally posted by detachedindividual
Seriously, why are you all so terrified of your own shadows? Do you seriously believe that most other people are out to kill you or take advantage?
I admire the sentiment, but I'm quite shocked at the complete distrust people have for other humans
This single mother can live in my house if she performs certain duties, such as cleaning, cooking, helping OUR children study, and spending time searching for a job