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Originally posted by saltheart foamfollower
The government that makes it illegal to help the less fortunate deserves to be no more.
This is the problem with centralized control people. They do not care about the individual, they care about the collective. If anything hurts the corporations that are the partners of the government, they will shut it down.
Hmmm, how is that working for the homeless and hungry.
TOTAL cognitive dissonance.
Originally posted by badgerprints
reply to post by robinmorningstar
But didn't you know that the supreme court has interpreted that a little differently.
"Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof-" has been re-purposed as an anti religion tool.
The term "Separation of church and state" is now the common usage and serves as a method that attempts to keep religious views and practices out of politics by virtue of being inferior to the non religious beliefs of specific parties and groups.
In the USA any ideal espoused by a religion is negated as a legal precedent........unless, of course, it can be considered a minority group and then it's fair game.
Having said all of that, the same system that won't allow charity unless they mandate it first will take a huge chunk of change out of the taxpayers pocket and give it to welfare, social security, medicare, medicade, other countries, criminals and of course billionaire bankers.
You, a mere citizen, are not qualified to give a hobo a ham sandwich and may face legal prosecution if you do so.
The New Colossus
By Emma Lazarus, 1883
Not like the brazen giant of Greek fame,
With conquering limbs astride from land to land;
Here at our sea-washed, sunset gates shall stand
A mighty woman with a torch, whose flame
Is the imprisoned lightning, and her name
Mother of Exiles. From her beacon-hand
Glows world-wide welcome; her mild eyes command
The air-bridged harbor that twin cities frame.
"Keep, ancient lands, your storied pomp!" cries she
With silent lips. "Give me your tired, your poor,
Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free,
The wretched refuse of your teeming shore.
Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me,
I lift my lamp beside the golden door!"
The answer to this is simple though...or could be. Just have the starving people sign a waiver. But then I suppose it would be that they were under duress (starving). Seems we can't win, eh?
Originally posted by TheWalkingFox
reply to post by survivalstation
Nothing so convoluted.
See, city councils do this sort of stuff to make their towns look nice, and prosperous. Towns with homeless in the street don't attract investment, and it looks bad to the tourists. The people who pass these ordinances probably couldn't give a damn who lives or dies, because they feel that they're doing the community a favor by keeping the "unsightly clutter" off the streets.