Big Government’s War on Homeless Reveals Need for Compassionate Conservatism

Here is an idea… before feeding the homeless give them a questionnaire, “Why are you homeless?” After the forms are filled out, give the homeless a meal. It is not a freebie, it is payment for answering the questions on the form AND you have the pleasure of sending these forms to your elected officials. 🙂

Council Nedd II

When did big government begin taking food out of the mouths of the homeless?

That’s happening now. The do-gooder welfare state and the regulatory state have gone to war with one another, and the casualties are America’s homeless.

It’s the dark side of nanny-state liberalism.

In Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, a 90-year-old World War II veteran could go to jail for feeding the homeless.

To control allegedly expanding homelessness, officials in that city enacted new laws last October discouraging public acts of charity. For “Chef Arnold” Abbott, who has fed the homeless on a weekly basis for 23 years, the fact that he didn’t also provide bathrooms, hand-washing stations and adhere to city-prescribed food handling rules imposed to make such acts of kindness procedurally difficult means he faces multiple violations that carry $500 fines and six-month jail terms.

According to Abbott, “One of the police officers said, ‘drop that plate right…

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About tjmcfee

Freelance writer. Activist on homeless issues. 48 years old. I write about subjects that need to be examined closely and thoughtfully. The idea for Brain Sections came from reading a book about abandoned asylums. I wanted to set a suspense story in that setting. The inclusion of crazed scientists turning homeless people into zombies is what makes the story unique. View all posts by tjmcfee

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