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It Is Illegal To Feed The Homeless In Cities All Over The United States

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Homeless - Photo by Andy BurgessWhat would you do if a police officer threatened to arrest you for trying to share a sandwich with a desperately hungry homeless woman that really needed it?  Such a notion sounds absolutely bizarre, but this is actually happening in major cities all over the United States.  More than 50 large U.S. cities have adopted “anti-camping” or “anti-food sharing” laws in recent years, and in many of these cities the police are strictly enforcing these laws.  Sometimes the goal appears to be to get the homeless people to go away.  Apparently the heartless politicians that are passing these laws believe that if the homeless can’t get any more free food and if they keep getting thrown into prison for “illegal camping” they will eventually decide to go somewhere else where they won’t be hassled so much.  This is yet another example of how heartless our society is becoming.  The middle class is being absolutely shredded and poverty is absolutely exploding, but meanwhile the hearts of many Americans are growing very cold.  If this continues, what is the future of America going to look like?

An organization called Love Wins Ministries made national headlines recently when police in Raleigh, North Carolina threatened to arrest them if they distributed sausage biscuits and coffee to homeless people living in the heart of the city.  Love Wins Ministries had been doing this for years, but now it is apparently illegal.  The following is from someone who was actually there

On the morning of Saturday, August, 24, Love Wins showed up at Moore Square at 9:00 a.m., just like we have done virtually every Saturday and Sunday for the last six years. We provide, without cost or obligation, hot coffee and a breakfast sandwich to anyone who wants one. We keep this promise to our community in cooperation with five different, large suburban churches that help us with manpower and funding.

On that morning three officers from Raleigh Police Department prevented us from doing our work, for the first time ever. An officer said, quite bluntly, that if we attempted to distribute food, we would be arrested.

Our partnering church brought 100 sausage biscuits and large amounts of coffee. We asked the officers for permission to disperse the biscuits to the over 70 people who had lined up, waiting to eat. They said no. I had to face those who were waiting and tell them that I could not feed them, or I would be arrested.

Does reading that upset you?

It should.

And this is not just happening in Raleigh – this is literally happening all over the country.

In Orlando, Florida laws against feeding the homeless were actually upheld in court…

Since when is it illegal to give somebody food? In Orlando FL, it has been since April 2011, when a group of activists lost a court battle against the city to overturn its 2006 laws that restrict sharing food with groups of more than 25 people. The ordinance requires those who do these “large” charitable food sharings in parks within two miles of City Hall to obtain a permit and limits each group to two permits per park for a year.

That is yet another example of how corrupt and unjust our court system has become.

The funny thing is that some of these control freak politicians actually believe that they are “helping” the homeless by passing such laws.  In New York City, Mayor Bloomberg has banned citizens from donating food directly to homeless shelters and he is actually convinced that it was the right thing to do for the homeless…

Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s food police have struck again!

Outlawed are food donations to homeless shelters because the city can’t assess their salt, fat and fiber content, reports CBS 2’s Marcia Kramer.

Glenn Richter arrived at a West Side synagogue on Monday to collect surplus bagels — fresh nutritious bagels — to donate to the poor. However, under a new edict from Bloomberg’s food police he can no longer donate the food to city homeless shelters.

Do you really think that the homeless care about the “salt, fat and fiber content” of their food?

Of course not.

They just want to eat.

It would be one thing if there were just a few isolated cities around the nation that were passing these kinds of laws.  Unfortunately, that is not the case.  In fact, according to USA Today, more than 50 large cities have passed such laws…

Atlanta, Phoenix, San Diego, Los Angeles, Miami, Oklahoma City and more than 50 other cities have previously adopted some kind of anti-camping or anti-food-sharing laws, according to the National Law Center on Homelessness & Poverty.

You can find many more examples of this phenomenon in one of my previous articles.

What in the world is happening to America?

The way that we treat the most vulnerable members of our society says a lot about who we are as a nation.

Sadly, it is not just our politicians that are becoming heartless.  Below, I have posted a copy of a letter that was sent to a family with a severely autistic child.  This happened up in Canada, but I think that it is a perfect example of how cold and heartless society is becoming…

Letter to family with severely autistic child

Can you believe that?

Hearts are growing cold at the same time that the need for love and compassion in our society is growing.

As I proved the other day, there has not been any economic recovery for most Americans, and a recent CNBC article echoed those sentiments…

How strong the economic recovery has been since the Great Recession ended in 2009 probably depends on viewpoint.

For those in the top 5 percent, the recovery has been pretty good.

As for the other 95 percent, well … maybe not so much.

Even though corporate profits have soared to record levels in recent years and Wall Street has boomed thanks to Federal Reserve money printing, most Americans are still really struggling.  The following very startling chart comes via Jim Quinn’s Burning Platform blog

Corporate Profits And Percentage Of US Population With A Job

The mainstream media continually insists that we are in an “economic recovery” and that the economy “is growing”, but median household income is actually 4.4 percent lower than it was when the last recession officially “ended”.

There aren’t nearly enough jobs for everyone anymore, and the quality of the jobs that do exist continues to decline at a frightening pace.

As a result, more Americans are being forced to turn to the government for help than ever before.  At this point, more than 100 million Americans are on welfare, and that does not even count programs such as Medicare or Social Security.

But nobody should ever look down on those that are getting government assistance.

The truth is that you might be next.

In fact, according to the Associated Press, four out of every five adults in the United States will “struggle with joblessness, near poverty or reliance on welfare for at least parts of their lives”.

So don’t ever be afraid to feed the homeless or to assist someone in need.

Someday you might be the one that needs the help.

  • markthetruth

    We end up Feeding the ” Rats ” instead !!!

    the end…

    • Rodster

      It’s like that supermarket in Georgia that closed down and instead of throwing the food away they wanted to give it to the poor.

      The cops came in and forced the supermarket to throw the food in the dumpster.

      • Hammerstrike

        If you are indeed writing the truth, remember that these cops and individuals who gave the orders are a drain and a menace to society, they are worst than welfare queens and gang members.
        At least the gang member doesn´t have an uniform and authority to abuse and doesn´t pretend to be acting in the interest of the public.

        • Edward Edwards

          There are 2 groups of people who fit the same psychological profile: Cops & Criminals.

          • Herbert Booker

            Remember! Its takes a thief to catch a thief!

          • Merry Wana

            and a thug to catch a thug! is that always true, do we have to hire THUGS to get thugs off the street? is there any other way?

        • Me

          Remember these cops and individuals are doing their jobs. Because some moron that you elected passed a law that they have to enforce. Don’t kill the messenger you idiot!

          • Loren Headley

            The cops are the one who are the ones doing the actual enforcement. They can unite and form a strike and protest and not listen to the commands. If enough of them stand together do you think they would fire all those cops I think not and if so they have police unions that will back them up and people will definitely defend the cops actions for doing the right thing and the people would have to give them their job back due to pressure from people and media.. The cops are just bored and dumb robots who take orders and never use their brains. Do you have to listen to everything they tell you? If they say beat up black people or old ladies would you listen and make the excuse you had to because that was your order? Remember the Nazis during the Nuremberg Trials their excuse was that was their orders and they were just doing their jobs when they kill the Jews.

          • Merry Wana

            Loren, your 100% correct, but some wont ever see it because they are, asleep or blind, or both. COPS cannot justify everything they do cause they, hmmm, were ordered to do so, not ever.

          • Merry Wana

            dont kill the messenger, is that the best you can do? wake up, cause you dont seem to know that your indeed, asleep! they happen to be the ones doing the crime, doing the dirty work. the COPS that did that should be held accountable as much as anyone else in this case. gun badge, and they are messengers, keep dreaming!

      • seth datta

        Its part of the Mark of the Beast System. Many people including Christians will be maligned in future, so they must ensure that those people and Christians have nowhere to turn to, not even charity. This will ensure the servitude of the masses who will fear the loss of their job and will continue supporting the system despite its inherent wickedness.

        • myrna652

          as Miguel answered I’m blown away that a mom able to earn $9133 in 4 weeks on the computer. More Bonuses w­w­w.J­A­M­20.c­o­m

      • epaulf564

        Do you have a link to a news article about this?

      • Herbert Booker

        If someone is not from Georgia, why would they go there to visit or to live, this is until they clean house of corrupt politicians first? In California poor people retrieve food from dumpsters and supermarket chains require chemicals must be applied to thrown out food to prevent people from eating it. Don’t let your state become like California and Georgia! Have a heart for the needy! Too many police, draft those 18 to 35 and let them fight for America since they want an outlet for all that energy!

    • MelArk

      That’s exactly right….it’s disgraceful because no one should ever feel bad about feeding someone in need, or handing someone an extra dollar if you can afford it….when someone is begging, they’re clearly in need of help.

      Being punished for helping those in need is really is a shining example of how degraded our ethics and moral standards have become within our society.

      You should always be able to help anyone who needs it, if you can, especially people who are in need of food or shelter.

      What kind of society punishes people who try to help those in need? It’s like I went to bed and woke up in a different country some days!

      • markthetruth

        There is not One Inch of Land, water, or Air that is free From this kind of action because we have Stupid people who Hike, Swim , and Fly where it ends up Costing the City’s because they hike, swim , and jump where they Logically should be and get Lost , Drown, and Fall to Death with then cost the City’s Hundreds of thousands to Find, or Rescue them. Or give out food they may know contains something that will get people sick and then have the hospitals losing money. It takes one to Ruin it for the Rest.

        the end…

      • davidbyrden

        > “when someone is begging, they’re clearly in need of help.”How could you possibly know their circumstances? I’ve seen beggars faking a limp, forcing little children to sit with them instead of being at school, and dressing down with “poor” clothing.

        • jaxon64

          sounds like those people still need help to me–either mental or definitely monetary help if they are that desperate to go to such extremes for the change in my pocket or console. Your comment is a perfect examp[le of the kind of cynicism and heartlessness that the article was discussing–you prove the point with you denial..

        • MelArk

          it’s still never wrong to give to someone who’s asking for help….when they’re that desperate, that they’re begging…if you have more, you should help, if you can….that’s just how I feel

        • cass

          Yes, homeless people are always pretending to be poor and hungry because it is so profitable to stand on a corner in all kinds of weather(sarcasm)

          • davidbyrden

            I was confused by your comment, until I saw the word “sarcasm”. Oh! You didn’t mean what you wrote!
            Please write what you mean. It helps communication.
            Now, to clarify your point; no, it’s
            not profitable to stand on a corner, just like you said. But homeless
            people don’t do that. They stand on a corner AND BEG. Once again, it would help to write what you actually mean.
            And now my answer; if it’s not profitable, why do they choose to do it? Am I missing something here?

          • kimfenner

            By profitable, I take his response to mean “make a good living”. If you judge profitable as “still able to eat enough to live and live in a box” then maybe begging is profitable.

          • davidbyrden

            Kim; the word ‘profitable’ does not mean “make a good living”, nor does it mean “subsist in a box”. I suggest that you check dictionaries when the meaning of a word is in question.
            The word ‘profitable’ describes something that generates more value than is put into it. Value, of course, is a subjective measure. Since a homeless person puts a low value on their time, and a high value on money, begging is profitable for them.

          • J.

            profit |ˈpräfit|nouna financial gain, esp. the difference between the amount earned and theamount spent in buying, operating, or producing something.profitable |ˈpräfitəbəl|adjective (of a business or activity) yielding profit or financial gain.So, you mean…
            Being homeless is a “profitable” business.

          • anne johnson

            Just look how easy it was for John Stossel to make all kinds of money with his fake beard and “homeless person” outfit.

          • Herbert Booker

            Same John Stossel on that entrapment show on t.v. a few years back?

        • Herbert Booker

          I have seen more beggars with missing limbs or limbs with ulcers on their skin. Many poor families live homeless with their children and have to keep moving to survive, school would be ideal if they had a public shelter. As for their clothing, its hard to buy new clothes when one needs to eat first and find a safe place to camp out. Read or see “The Grapes of Wrath.”

      • Herbert Booker

        Thomas Paine and Robert Malthus come to mind concerning the poor. 6,000,000 Jews were put to death for their religion while Gypsies were put to death for their poverty, could that happen here in the U.S.A.? A brain-washed society that at best shows apathy and at worst intolerance towards poorer people!

  • Tim

    I can’t believe anyone would say the things in that letter that was sent to the family with the autistic child. One sentence reads “Do the right thing and move or euthanize him!” That is sick!

    • davidmpark

      It’s all too common, actually.

      • K

        David, sure wish you could get to a more rural setting. The level of cruelty is much less.

        • davidmpark

          Me too!

      • Ralfine

        Happens everywhere. A friend had to pay penalties for punching a neo-nazi over remarks concerning his asian wife.

        He said it was worth it.

        • davidbyrden

          I hate to burst your bubble, but speaking your mind is legal in most places, and assault is not.

          • Ralfine

            Yes. So what?

            Obama is just about starting a war with Syria. And he is getting away with it.

            And most likely he will get your support.

          • Hammerstrike

            Zimmerman shot, in self-defense, a scheiss nugget wannabe gangsta that attacked him.

            That is what he did.

            He did society a small favor by shooting that scumbag.
            A shame Trayvon had not been caught by the Zetas instead, that would have been justice!

          • Ralfine

            That’s what I said. Shoot the scumbags that harm your wife, and you get away with it in the US.

            It’s self defense.

            Or claim she was attacked by chemical weapons and you definitely knew it and didn’t need to wait for any inspector to find the evidence.

            THEY just do.
            THEY never ask for permission.

          • Hammerstrike

            Remarks ísn´t the same thing as slamming someone´s head against the street.

            Not that you aren´t lying, thou. -)

          • Ralfine

            Like Zimmerman, you mean.

          • davidbyrden

            You don’t know who or what will get my support, but be assured that nonsense won’t get it.
            Punching someone for voicing their opinion is nonsense, as well as illegal. What did he want, everyone who disagreed with him to be silenced by the threat of violence? Why not just shrug and say “That’s your opinion, Adolf”

          • Ralfine

            So, why did you get your kin a court case instead of just saying: “That’s your opinion”.

            and you said: if the store manager hadn’t intervened you’d have assaulted the kids.

          • davidmpark

            Um… that was me who did that to my kin.

            The difference is that to a person of ability, one can say that it’s their own opinion and have done with it. To a person of limited ability, who hasn’t got the capacity to defend themselves, to be told TO THEIR FACE they should be liquidated because of their disability, in Utah that’s the same thing as assault with a deadly weapon.

            And it wasn’t me exactly who’s bringing charges – that’s Adult Protective Services. I reported it, they filed on our behalf.

            And as for the high school kids in the store: they didn’t just harass her verbally, they kicked her cane out from under her, sending her to floor. That’s not an opinion – that’s spoiling for a rumble!

          • Callum Lincoln Wood

            They are inflammatory remarks that incite discrimination against highly vulnerable people.

          • Hammerstrike

            “He” is just lying to appear tough.

          • roy

            maybe you should read about all the faking of evidence given by “news organizations” regarding that case. lots of race baiting and the such from purely manufactured stuff like edited 911 recordings. they did it simply to rile people like you up and create a sensationalized story. you are a media sheeple and don’t know it. time to wake up and think for yourself.

          • roy

            and frankly, no one who thinks sanely will support obama in anything, least of all overthrowing the syrian government for the sake of setting up another al qaida controlled puppet government. that’s the last thing we need.

          • Ralfine

            Overthrowing foreign governments is only a means of selling guns and ammo to the taxpayer and pocket the profit.

          • Herbert Booker

            George Zimmerman said now that he did not think he ought to have been arrested and tried, see the news article where he spoke to a news reporter televised. All charges were dropped against him.

          • Hammerstrike

            He is just boasting. )

          • Ralfine

            You see, my friend paid the penalty, but now he pays tax somewhere else.

          • AA


          • davidbyrden

            Kicking a cane is assault, and Caps Lock is on the left of your keyboard.

          • jaxon64

            Hate speech and verbal abuse are not legal, genius–however violence is never an appropriate response.

          • roy

            hate speech is perfectly legal according to the first amendment to the constitution of the united states of america.

          • anne johnson

            As Morris Dees said about the White Aryan Resistance, “They have the right to hate, but not to hurt.”

          • Guest

            Violence will teach racist people not to speak their racist minds.

          • Herbert Booker

            What constitutes “hate speech?”

          • Callum Lincoln Wood

            Racism should be illegal.

      • Tim


        I’ve read many of your comments over the past few years. You certainly haven’t had an easy life. While my life has been marked by extreme adversity, I am often convicted when I hear about some of the trials that other believers have had to endure in life. If it weren’t for my Christian faith, I probably would not be alive today. I can’t imagine going through this life without the Lord. The Bible says all things, including the trials of this life, are working together for our good. (Romans 8:28- one of my favorite passages of Scripture.)

        • davidmpark

          Thanks Tim. 🙂

          I wouldn’t have gone this far without the Lord, our God. He has a plan for us; it’ll all work out.

          • AMF

            God bless you and your wife, I will say a prayer for you.

    • Jonathan

      But you don’t know if that letter wasn’t just written by a real life troll not a real mother. I really hope this was just someone’s idea of a sick joke.

      • herbert

        I don’t think it’s fake. If trolling kids were to do something horrible, they would probably do it online. Whoever wrote this, meant it and wanted the parents specifically to read it.

    • lao

      Hand out Subway cards instead; its not food, its plastic 🙂

    • voice_of_reasoning

      whats sick is keeping that child alive

      • Beans

        Is that right? Well let me tell you, troll, I have a child with autism and if someone ever left a note like that on my door you wouldn’t be hearing about it in the news, only a missing person report. I hope you you lose an arm or your legs, that way you can have a new respect for living with a disability, or maybe you’ll just euthanize yourself and do us all a favor.

    • Herbert Booker

      I can remember the 1940s when people with disabilities were shut in a room in a house and some they said where chained to restrain them. It bothered some people who saw war wounded returned to civilian life and they asked that they be sent to a Soldier’s Home,” away from people who were tired of the wartime restrictions and seeing crippled men and women upset some of the home front. More than a few children were euthanised by doctors.

  • Rodster

    This is just another way of controlling, you the serfs. They put you into their grid system, then take away any independance by not allowing you to grow your own food so you can support their failed monetary Ponzi Scheme by getting your food through their approved outlets.

    And if you oppose the system or are of no value to them, they prefer you DIE.

    • davidmpark


    • Ralfine

      There are many ways to circumvent rules.

      In China, people at snakes, dogs, cats, etc.

      When a friend moved to a new apartment, the owner told him he cannot bring his pet cat.

      “Oh, that’s not a pet – that’s my food.”

  • K

    Yes you can see the darkness closing in on this Country, more every day. No mercy, no compassion, imagine how it will be when the economy crashes. And if feeding the homeless being illegal is not enough. Columbia S.C. has made the fact of being homeless, against the law. That is right, being broke and homeless is now illegal. To say this is sad, is not enough. This is evil.

    • Mark Caldwell

      It’s got 4th Reich written all over it.

      • K

        Yes, it does indeed.

    • davidbyrden

      >> “Columbia S.C. has made the fact of being homeless, against the law.”

      So…are the banks being accessories to crime when they repossess?

      • K

        Nice thought. But bankers seem to be exempt from most laws.

        • El Pollo de Oro

          Rob the American people blind, do crooked bankster deals, destroy the economy……get bailed out by the taxpayers.

          Give a homeless person a sandwich……go to jail.

          The Banana Republic of America becomes increasingly vile with each passing day.

          • K

            No doubt about it.

      • Susanhope Otf MasonRbe

        No, not accessories-they are the primary criminals.

      • Herbert Booker

        Who would stay in Columbia when the jobs are in Charleston and Greenville, South Carolina? What Columbia has are colleges, Fort Jackson and tourism and the service industry looking mainly for women to work, not men!

    • guest

      We have to get them into those agenda 21 urban centers somehow.

    • Herbert Booker

      I was a homeless youth and was arrested most of the time for VANGRANCY which the U.S. Supreme Court over-turned those laws as unconstitutional. It was against the law to be thought of as a VAGRANT, should know first-hand as I was there! Vagrancy laws were enacted to control the movement of African-Americans who had just gotten out of slavery and the gentlemen farmers wanted them to stay on the land. During both world wars poor black and white sharecroppers like my father went to work for the war effort and moved away from Alabama. Still one could get stopped and questioned by law enforcement and sent to the chain-gang and then told either stay in jail or work for the gentleman farmers who’ll pay your fine or bail! Indentured servitude!

  • ian

    i thought the majority of the people on this site were against handouts.

    • onenhm

      I cannot speak for everyone but I am against people who choose not to go get a job or even try and think that they deserve a handout. I believe we should help those in need! When they are in Need! and if you can help them get to a point were they are able take care of themselves. If you are sick or elderly or mentally unable to take care of your self then yes we need to Help. I have been homeless and I have been at least upper middle class. It is much better for you mentally, physically and emotionally to be able to take care of yourself. I believe we should all put all our money and property together and share it equally then no one would need a hand out. But I also believe if you are able you should work hard and provide for your family. And Help others when you can. Because not many would trust anyone to distribute everyone one finances equally. Laziness does not qualify anyone for a hand out.

    • davidmpark

      Only for freeloaders and frauds. The truly impoverished and severely disabled should get helped.

    • MiniBooger

      There is a difference between a hand out and a hand up.

  • Redog

    Here In Reno,NV.We watch two cops make a homeless man put a hamburger back in a trash can that he took out in front of a MD downtown.I pissed off the cops because I walk over and give the guy a fin and told him to go by lunch.I could tell they were not happy with me.The homeless guy did go in to MD.I feel the cops could of give him a few bucks or got him a hamburger.But instead they don,t care.They just want them off the streets.

  • Rebecca

    It’s sickening that cities are doing this. Feed the homeless anyway, to heck with the bureaucrats. Who would you rather answer to, a cop or God? I’ll take my chances with the cops…

    • Hammerstrike

      These authorities have no legitimacy whatsoever.

      Who the f… are they to decide? A bunch of greedy politcians and lazy bureaucrat S C U M B A G S who are definitively part of the problem, they try to keep the homeless out of these cities so the general population don´t realize how bad things are under their rule…

      • Ralfine

        they were elected by a few and let do by the majority.

        not voting is what puts such regulations in place.

        • Hammerstrike

          Those who do not care for power are condemned to suffer under it.

        • Hammerstrike

          What is the difference between a republic and a democracy?

          • Ralfine

            Not every republic is a democracy. North Korea is a republic.

          • Hammerstrike

            Ever wondered how things really are in North Korea?

            I read what the medias says but I only see emotion-appealing, cheap propaganada.
            I could just make up stories about North Korean eating live babies or Kim making a speech on how much he loves war, the anti-communist, pro-system morons would believe it for the rest of their lives (which is to say, not for much longer).

          • Ralfine

            It’s not easy to go there. And so far I had other travel destinations. Diving in the Philippines, for example.

          • Herbert Booker

            Ever wonder how things really are in South Korea?

          • Herbert Booker

            South Korea is also not a democracy!

          • Herbert Booker

            They are spelled differently?

      • Herbert Booker

        Its not about what is legitimate, its about power and control, rights that cannot be enforced are meaningless. When they asked Trigger Burke why he robbed banks, he said “that’s where the money is!” Banks by their nature create wealth and power for those engaged in banking! Money talks loud!

  • joe

    You really should put a bullet in that fear-mongering mouth of yours.

    • Richard

      You are an idiot, aren’t you? I’m sure you would have said the same thing to anyone who tried to warn the German Jews in the early 1930s. If you have no vision at all, I suggest you keep it to yourself.

      • Professor

        those poor innocent Jews

  • already gone

    So what is going to happen to the food banks if this is allowed to happen? The point is, if a homeless person or family goes to a food bank for help will they be turned away because the people manning it are afraid of being arrested for trylng to help them?

    • davidmpark

      Not really – the food banks are politically connected to the city gov’s in many places. They are licensed to do it – and are a great place to get photo-ops.

  • davidmpark

    What this is, is the opening of civil war; on the verge of a new international WWIII.

    I believe firmly, based on this administrations actions and results, that Obama and his ilk wants a breakout of civil war and will do whatsoever to make sure that the American people fire the first shots.

    This nation’s sun is setting…

    • Tim

      Absolutely, David.

  • bobcat

    When the author of that letter dies, they will bust hell wide open.

  • Richard

    ” The middle class is being absolutely shredded
    and poverty is absolutely exploding, but meanwhile the hearts of many
    Americans are growing very cold. If this continues, what is the future
    of America going to look like?”

    Great article again, Michael. You have just stated the second most powerful reason to LEAVE THE COUNTRY (the first being annihilation from nuclear weaponry – a ‘cert’ in my book). The mistake is to think that America has “become” heartless. The overriding ethic has ALWAYS been ‘Each Man For Himself’ in that country… but you only see the ugly side when things go bad as they have done now.

    The entire system created by those ‘Founding Idiots’ was wrong and misguided from the get-go. Take other equally or more wealthy countries (Scandinavia, for example) and their system which is humane would NEVER permit the horrors of the American way of life.

    GET OUT OF THERE, FOLKS, while you still have time and before they refuse to let you have a passport (which looks like it may well be on the way). Michael, did you ever do a piece on the new passport application requirements? If not, please do so.

    • Liz Litts

      That’s all well and good for those who have the were with all to do it.

    • Carlos Danger

      A heartless society indeed. Satan is running wild.

  • Junior Carpenter

    was already starting to happen when my ex-wife and I were homeless for
    almost 2yrs….no matter how hard we showed any sort of progress to get
    out of our situation and get steady work or anything….we still got
    considered and treated just like this in many cases….and people wonder
    why I always say I’m not pleased with my own country,especially since I served in the military. This would be the damned reason.

    • Ralfine

      Soldiers are supposed to die for their country, which means for the money interests of the rulers.

      You are still alive, you didn’t do your job properly. No wonder they are pissed.

      • Junior Carpenter

        Lol,that’s the way I’ve looked at it,too….sounds about right,hence why I don’t vote. Screwed if you do,screwed if you don’t,I always say

        • Ralfine

          Don’t vote for republicans or democrats, but how about for green party, seniors party, beer drinker party, communists, etc?

          Anything to increase the voter base and therefore reducing the percentage of the ruling party.

          There are 31 political parties in the US.

          • Junior Carpenter

            I like the way you think

          • Guest

            “Politicians are not elected. They are selected.” And bought and paid for.

            “We have the best government money can buy.” -Mark Twain

  • Ralfine

    So, paying tax is actually sharing food with politicians?

    And this is prohibited?


  • Ralfine

    It is prohibited to share food to group of more than 25 people?

    How about wedding parties?

    Birthday Parties?

    Just invite those homeless to your birthday party, or the weekly Sabbat and sharing of bread and wine.

  • Ralfine

    “because the Bloomberg administration wants to monitor the salt, fat and fiber eaten by the homeless.”

    So, invite the food inspectors of the city to monitor the food quality you donate and then take them to court for not responding to your request.

  • Ralfine

    If you want to give away food at the South Church, synagogue or mosque, invite the food inspectors publicly to the park in the North for food distribution, making sure all the police goes there, too.

    Then give away food in the South at the same time.

  • Ralfine

    “ban on camping and making noise in public.”

    This would also apply to tents and loudspeakers during election campaigns?
    Worth a try?

  • Ralfine

    Wherever there was oppression and inhumane laws people resisted.

    Use the laws against those lawmakers. Charge them for making noise when they honk their car.

    If they give out candy during election or in the reception of their office, charge them with unhealthy food distribution.

  • Ralfine

    “This is about an activity on city park land that the mayor thinks is
    better suited elsewhere,” he said. “We think it’s a much more dignified
    place to be in an indoor sit-down restaurant. … The overarching policy
    goal of the mayor is based on a belief that hungry people deserve
    something more than getting a ham sandwich out on the side of the

    So, only hand out flyers to the homeless, inviting them to city hall so they can sit down and have their food indoors.

  • Ralfine

    Civil Disobedience is not just about saying no.
    It is also about following laws to the letter.

    It is also about avoiding confrontation.

    Try throwing a rock. Or hitting a rock with a hammer.

    Now do the same with a cotton ball.

    Observe the difference.

  • David

    Wow! This was shocking. Our politicians are giving poor people assistance, but yet everyday people can’t feed the homeless. It’s not just the politicians though. The police are a big part of the problem as well. I’m all for more guns, less police, and far far less laws, that’s for sure.

    I was shocked by the perpetuation of hatred from that mother. I can understand if she was annoyed, but what if she had a kid who had autism? Some people just need to experience hardship to help them put things in perspective. I’ve been through a lot and I can tell you that I want this country to be driven right into the ground and I don’t want it to come back up. The lousy politicians are going to get what they deserve and hopefully evil people like that mother as well.

  • wally

    Just the elimination of the “problem people” those that are a perceived burden in the world. Sure outlaw the feeding of them and they will die quicker. Obamacare is here to help you while death panels tell you that you are too young or too old or too sick to be given this surgery or that treatment. Kill off a few million…No problem. Force vaccinations and immunizations that have been proven time and time again to cause serious illnesses. Make it a crime to not kill yourself or your kids.A few more million dead..Better bring those kiddies in or get your flu shots or your tax refund will be withheld or you can’t renew your drivers license…Sure support the Muslim brotherhood and the arm our enemy with missiles and weapons…Sure let them burn Christian churches and behead Christians…Let them kill all the Jews…err I mean non-Aryans….A billion more dead. Then finally a few years from now there will be a remnant left on earth to fend for themselves and a small group of the super elite on Elysium to live out the rest of their lives without all of the near-do-wells of society…..

    Keep this in mind supporters of the elite and those passing and enforcing laws that further their agenda and those that have betrayed….When the Nazis took power the first thing they did was kill all those people that helped them to get into power because since they turned on their own country they could not be trusted.


    Wake up, people. A job loss. A few medical bills you can’t pay. A lawsuit. Any misfortune. Snap your fingers and you are on the street! For most people in America, they are but 90 days from sleeping in the park. Try and get back on your feet after a prolonged bout of unemployment, living on the street and being Middle Aged. Try it!! Ah… but we have billions and billions for the Middle East, endless Wars and government snooping and 100MM junkets for POTUS to Africa and on and on… This ain’t the country I grew up in. My Father In Law could support 8 kids on a workingman’s pay and keep the woman at home. That’s all gone now. At the top, life has never been better. At the bottom, it’s scratch and sniff. Wait till Comprehensive Immigration Reform passes and you have to compete with another 30-50MM new arrivals with head of the line privileges. Wait until ObamaCare when an Act of God will be required to get an aspirin. You might want to ponder what it is to beg for spare change because doing so is closer than you think.

    • Those Insane Canadians

      The Gloria Steinem femmminnist movement makes women more bitter, your father-in-law would probably lose his life savings and his home if Gloria Steinem and Hollywood interfered with his wife’s mind. Just look at all that hate coming from the letter written by a woman.

  • MiniBooger

    We’re starting to see more panhandlers in our area. It is obvious that some are just out for a money handout, but others are obviously hungry. I can’t feed multitudes, but I try to keep a gift card to a local restaurant, (that does not serve alcohol), in my purse. That way I’m not handing out food or supporting a bad habit, but still able to give a needed meal.

    The evil mom that wrote the letter will get hers in the end. Tenfold and for eternity. It’s just unfortunate that she has to make people miserable with her hatred in the meantime.

    Mayor Bloomberg is an idiot. I was so glad to hear that his “soda size law” was thrown out. Doesn’t he have real problems to work on?

    We are now in “upside down” world. Where it’s illegal to smoke cigarettes, but kids in Washington and Colorado can smoke pot to their hearts content in public. Where teenagers can commit murder and bleeding hearts demand more federal money to fix the ills instead of going after the parents who raised them without a moral foundation. Where the voice of reason is met with ridicule and disdain. Where people do not want to be accountable to God, but instead, try to legislate moral behavior.

    2 + 2 = 5

    And don’t even get me started on Obamacare…

    • Hammerstrike

      At least she doesn´t force restaurants pr markets to throw away food instead of giving it to the homeless.

      These politcians, police and bureaucrats are the real menace to society.

      • MiniBooger

        So one less evil forgives another?

        • Hammerstrike

          Compared to the decisions Michael wrote about in this article, being upset over what some silly woman wrote is kinda trivial.

          • MiniBooger

            I think you’re reading something into my comment that isn’t there. But I’ll bet the mother who received the letter didn’t see it as trivial. I also did not indicate by commenting on the letter that the rest of the stupidity that is occurring, (i.e., laws disallowing the dispersement of food to the homeless), was trivial by comparison.

          • Hammerstrike

            So she was butthurt by a letter? I heard worst in kindergarden, never occured to me to feel bad about it.

            She better not discover encyclopediadramatica or 4chan, lol.

    • Those Insane Canadians

      Too much regulation. These homeless people could do a little help on the streets, but when college degrees are ubiquitious for a min. wage temporary job, the unemployment and economy makes it worse for the poor and homeless.

      • ConcernedAmerican

        Excellent point about requiring a college degree for even minimum wage jobs. In truth, very few jobs justify or really need a college education. Most jobs could easily train employees. I am so tired of hearing employers say how hard it is to find good employees. Stop ruling out the 60% + Americans that don’t have a degree and finding the right person for the job might become easier. Look at the generations of Americans that came before us. Some only had minimal education (like Mr. Wrigley and Frank Lloyd Wright) but were brilliant people and very self sufficient.

    • Gay Veteran

      where is it illegal to smoke cigarettes?

      • MiniBooger

        In many cities in California – Santa Monica is one, others are following suit. It is also illegal to smoke on public beaches.

  • Hammerstrike

    The increasing number of the homeless is a sign of societal failure, that is why the politicians and bureaucrats are against them.

    These scumbags doesn´t want Obamavilles, they want to maintain an appearance of normality to cover for the failures of the rotten system they are part of.

  • RobertFallin

    What would I do? I would ask the officer if his life was worth trying to stop me from doing the charitable thing and he should ask his bosses the same question.

  • Ralfine

    “We asked the officers for permission to disperse the biscuits to the over 70 people who had lined up”

    Don’t ask for permission in a free country, or anywhere else.

    Remember Nike: Just do it.

  • Tosheba

    What we need are more unemployed politicians.

    • Ralfine

      Retired politicians get paid pensions by the taxpayer, while they use their insider knowledge to work as consultants in corporations selling stuff to the taxpayer.

  • Ralfine

    Ask Bloomberg to publish a list of approved healthy food to donate.

  • t

    And this government has the gall to criticize Golden Dawn for “controlling” access to food for political gain. It was done in nearly every African country but most notably in Somalia. Now our government is no better than the Somalis

  • Boo-urns

    When you go out into the national parks there are signs all over instructing you to not feed the wildlife, as they will become dependent on human handouts and will no longer forage properly for themselves.

    Sound familiar?

    I’m not saying we shouldn’t try to help the homeless, but we need to help them get off the streets and into a job, or if it’s more appropriate a mental health facility. Simply giving them money and food and other handouts only encourages them to continue to live off of others and deincentivises them to do anything other than panhandle for a living.

    Ask anyone in Portland OR — the city has a MASSIVE homeless problem, a huge percentage of which are younger people under 30, and the problem continues to get worse because the city gos way over the top in providing handouts and more or less making the city a lucrative destination for the destitute. Half the kids I saw asking for handouts on the corner were on their iPhones with the other hand that wasn’t outstretched, and I saw not just a few with laptops and other technology.

    • davidbyrden

      I absolutely agree with this. Most people give handouts to beggars in the expectation that the begging will end. A moment’s thought should reveal that this is insane. People will continue to do whatever pays.

    • RarefiedSnotress

      Most of the homeless have addictions issues,..most prevelently alcoholism. The others tend to have mental health issues. The addicted don’t generally get sympathy unless someone has known someone very well with the issue or it is in the family. While it can be a temporary emotional problem with some, it can be a true illness with others.
      The thing is.. many “normal hardworking” types are having a hard time these days! Can we really expect that those with “issues” are going to be able to cope?
      Unfortunately, the mental health/addiction treatment and living facilities tend to be set up in that semi-fairyland notion that if they make these people say the right things for a week or two, maybe a month, that it will last them a lifetime and all will be better. But the truth is,an addict’s brain can actually go through changes. It can be seen on an MRI. Their brains aren’t always the same as normal people.. they are “wired” differently. The reality is a high return, refusal from the facility, and back on the street rate.
      They might get a laptop or some gizmo from someone and maybe they can hold onto it a while, maybe not, but that’s not the same as being able to earn a roof over their head.

      • ConcernedAmerican

        Thank you for noting that addiction does effect the brain.

        We could easily teach the homeless how to rebuild all of these buildings that are just sitting and rotting. For the work of repairing the building, the homeless would earn an apartment/condo in the very building they rebuilt. It is better than these downtown buildings rotting as many currently do.

        If I were homeless, I might become an alcoholic. Alcohol might be the only medicine I have access to after being stomped on by a NBA player while I was sleeping. If my teeth were rotting and bed bugs were biting, I just might want a drink as a medicine. “… unto those that be of heavy hearts.” -Proverbs 31:6.

        • RarefiedSnotress

          Addicts typically don’t generally keep steady jobs. They get their 1st check and run to the store for more thinking..”oh.. just one” and it doesn’t work. You do find them at day labor places a lot.
          True alcoholism is not a choice, it is a physiological predisposition.

  • Ralfine

    NOW is the time to fill your pantry, if you haven’t already.
    The UK is attacking Syria and Spain (over Gibraltar). End of September there are new elections in Germany. The only German party opposed to war is the far left. If they win the election, they will be verboten.
    Greece has bought new tanks and submarines from Germany.

    America has asked Greece to provide air bases for their attack on Syria.

    America and England are going to attack Syria and the UN inspectors get tragically killed in the process. And all the evidence they found gets lost.

    Next: Lebanon, Yemen.

  • germanycalling

    Dont people realise that they could very easily end up as the next hungry one ?, even police will go without when the fiat money runs out. Look at Detroit. As for the letter, well thats the state of things in too many sick minds today.

    • Those Insane Canadians

      Some Canadian friends even told me about teachers from one of the largest school boards in Ontario who discriminate, make fun of and sometimes seeually assualt disabled students. The school board is in Toronto, Ontario. Most of these teachers who discriminate against disabled students are Caucasian female teachers.

  • Jodi

    This article is very tragic indeed. The government thinks they know whats best for Americans. It’s time to wake up folks!

  • RattlerRider

    How does a hungry thirsty human being with no funds move away from any where? Answer; They crawl under a bridge and die. Or we help them.

  • SafetyViking

    Saw this coming a LONG time ago…there will only be the rich & the poor. If the mid class is lucky they’ll make it through. If not, and the odds are against them, they will be poor…

  • Those Insane Canadians

    That letter was messed up bro.

  • grumpyhillbilly

    What’s even sadder is how many of the homeless are veterans. The whole mantra of the wealthy is use and loose.

    Does CDN mom not realize that her kids were a vaccination or two away from being autistic? Things like this have a way of coming back at you. Then again she is likely the type to drop the infant off in the woods.

  • The morale can’t be high for those cops to act on that.

  • ConcernedAmerican

    I would like to know how these rules against feeding those who have become homeless is not religious discrimination? As Americans, we are supposed to have the right to exercise our religious beliefs. Bible believing Christians are exercising their religious beliefs by feeding the homeless; as the Bible clearly states “If you love me, feed my sheep.” Matthew 24:12, John 21:17. God made it pretty clear that Christians are supposed to care for the poor: Matt 25:40, Josh 1:14-15, Deut 15:7-11, Luke 12:33, Prov 3:27-28, Luke 6:24, Prov 11:24-25, Prov 14:20-21, Prov 14:31, Prov 19:17, Prov 22:16, Prov 28:27, Isa 10:1-3, Prov 22:9, Phil 2:4, 1 John 3:17-18, James 5. How did Jesus treat poor people? Isn’t Jesus an example to Christians? Preventing Christians from helping the poor is prohibiting the free exercise of religious beliefs, plain and simple. Why is there not a class action lawsuit from Christians? Where are all of the attorneys now? Where is the outcry to protect the rights of the Christians? If these were other religious groups being stopped from feeding the poor it would be on every media outlet nonstop.

    Don’t you think homeless people have it bad enough without society piling on? Treat others as you would like to be treated if you were in their shoes.

    • Ralfine

      You are also not allowed to stone your adulterous wife.

      And because the rule applies to everyone, it is not discrimination.

      • Boo-urns

        Well, you know the Bible-thumpers only adhere to the parts and bits that are convenient to them.

  • piccadillybabe

    Because we don’t know how to run a government fiscally responsibly, we also have wasted billions in taxpayer dollars that support subsidized programs for all American citizens including the poor. There used to be enough to go around for everyone even the poor but it seems like a hard line is being drawn. I guess we will know when we no longer see homeless shelters, food pantries or people by the side of the road begging for food and work. Perhaps these people will be taken to work camps where hopefully, they will be fed, housed and given work.
    If you have it to give, it seems foolish, you are not allowed to give it to someone in need.

    • Ralfine

      The government wants you to buy guns and ammo, didn’t you know?

  • Kat Johnson Dillion

    How awful! I have a son who is jobless — people say he could get a job if he wanted to — reading this article proves otherwise. I help him & get criticized for doing so — I guess Dr. Phil would have something to say about that, but I won’t let him be hungry or homeless.

    • Ralfine

      read up on Reichsarbeitsdienst.

    • K

      Just remember to also take care of yourself. For who will look out for him, if you are not there?

    • guest

      Don’t listen to your critics. Family sticks together. If the country was normal and all that, they would have a point.

  • DJohn1

    In our city, we hold community dinners about twice a week. They are never in the same place twice. The churches rotate the duty of a sound but reasonably cheap meal for anyone that wants to come.
    That duty includes both Catholic and Protestant churches working together.
    A lot of the people coming to dinner are elderly. Some are crippled.
    These dinners are in church buildings not on the street. And most come to those dinners in automobiles, not walking.
    The churches are stepping up to the plate literally and doing what churches should do. Helping people.
    If you serve the least of these people you are serving our Lord Christ. At least that is what it says in the Bible.
    The problem is that many of the homeless are not above breaking the windows of my car and stealing anything that is inside the car. We dealt constantly with this situation when we worked in Downtown at the local fair sized city. Had to post guards to keep our vehicles from being damaged.
    It got to the point where there were roaming gangs of homeless people. And at night, it got really nasty out there.
    With the lowest level of financial poverty often comes lawlessness. With the lowest level comes people all over the spectrum and as commented some of these people are druggies looking for a fix even if they had to sell their own mother into slavery to do it. Now that is ruthless and uncaring.

    And that is what these cities face. And it is scary.
    Governments generally gravitate to the easiest solution available. You have adequately described that solution here. Chase the problem away so they go to another city, another place, other than ours.
    The question becomes are these people salvageable? In the case of the druggies, only turning your life over to Jesus Christ as your lord and savior has ever worked. Even then addiction is a very intense problem and even years later the temptation to go back to those drugs is going to happen over and over again. That is their nightmare of a life.
    If you don’t believe me, count the number of people that would rather have a cigarette than feed themselves. Cigarettes are as addictive as heroin, yet we have let them exist and promote them in the news media until recently in time.
    A lot of those same people on the street have money to buy a cigarette! For years it was the pet addiction of many service people serving and dying for their country.
    We, as a country, are equally to blame for these homeless people. How come they know Shakespeare, History, Grammar(not), Spelling, have at least 10 or 12 years of school, yet have not been taught the basics of how to make a living. That 12 years of K through 12 is worthless.
    How come trade schools are at such a low level as an alternative to college?
    I went the trade route. Apprenticed for 6 years. My brother went the college route. I earned almost double what he did during my entire career. In all fairness, I had little to do with it besides being at the right place at the right time.

    There is a glass ceiling beyond which most people are not hired in industry even though they are much more knowledgeable in their field than the college educated person over them is.
    And that is just plain wrong.
    Now the companies for money reasons are selling our jobs to the lowest bidder in China and India. Is that any surprise to anyone? And that is where a clear high number of these homeless people are coming from. We are mixing that group with the failures of drug addiction?
    I say the next homeless person should be your Congress Person of either party.

    • Rob Kinney

      Lol most congressmen would be dead in a day or two if they suddenly lost everything and became homeless.
      The majority of them have no idea what it’s like to want for anything their whole lives and they simply wouldn’t be able to survive.
      As bad as I may seem for saying this, I do believe some of them deserve it tho.

  • ConcernedAmerican

    Just recently you wrote an article about people that are not having children. Now, after writing this article, do you understand why some people are choosing not to have children?

    • peace angel

      The world is a billion people over populated and there are millions of young people under thirty who cannot get gainful employment and I decided five decades ago NOT to bring a child into this messed up world and have never looked back. A lot of parents over the years told me and my husband they were soooo sorry for having children in this world and that always was confirmation that I did the right thing.

      In America one in fifty kids will have autism within their first two years of life and shortly after having the government mandated baby shots. Many more will have one of a hundred other mental disorders and/or 80 to 100 seizures per day within 48 hours after having those shots. This happened to my sister in law four decades ago and it is still happening and NO ONE is learning what is in these disabling shots. The government has been putting poisons in our food and water and our building materials for 6 decades. There is STILL asbestos in most schools and lead and fluoride in the water pipes of most businesses and homes, both of which are poison. Fluoride which is metal shavings from the floors of our steel mill plants is highly poisonous to humans and it is in most foods on the market shelves and in our dogs foods and poisons are in all things from couches to carpet that we import from China.

      The government has ingested agent orange, round up, fluoride, antibiotics, ammonia, GMO’s (which are outlawed all over the world) and many more poisons into our food and water supplies. To drug them up and kill their brain power early. The drugs for all those mental disorders all also have poisonous metals in them.

      All the blogging in the world won’t stop this machine. America is over.

    • Hammerstrike

      Do we understand why they choose to be part of the problem?

  • MelArk

    it’s never wrong to help someone in need….anyone who is desperate enough to ask for help clearly needs money….no one should ever feel bad about helping, let alone be worried about being arrested for trying…America has really just gone off the deep end I’m afraid

  • John

    It’s illegal to feed the homeless and yet many Americans consider their country a Christian nation?!

    “That which ye do unto the least of my brethren…” How does that go again?

    • guest

      Anything to slam Christianity huh? you know what, Jesus was told that he was no longer welcome by the perverts and freaks that you probably vote for.

      Being a gentleman, he left you people to your vises. Then, when you see the results of your perversions manifest,you have the gall to blame Christianity.

  • Mecca Wrecka

    yeah, the police are concerned that some food prepared or given away to the homeless might be worse for them than being thrown in jail for months based upon laws like “Interrupting the flight of a pigeon” or “defacing a hamburger” which the Las Vegas City Council passed several years ago.

  • lovethyneighbor

    “The love of many wax cold,” says our Lord. How true. The God of heaven marks all these injustices. But the table will be turned. Read the parable of the Rich Man and Lazarus, Luke 16.

  • Carlos Danger

    So, the Food Police stuff their faces with doughnuts then crack down on any Good Samaritan not keeping with their dietary guidelines.

  • Michael Knight

    Matthew 25.31-46

    31 ‘When the Son of Man comes in his glory, and all the angels with him, then he will sit on the throne of his glory.
    32All the nations will be gathered before him, and
    he will separate people one from another as a shepherd separates the
    sheep from the goats,
    33and he will put the sheep at his right hand and the goats at the left.
    34Then the king will say to those at his right
    hand, “Come, you that are blessed by my Father, inherit the kingdom
    prepared for you from the foundation of the world;
    35for I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me,
    36I was naked and you gave me clothing, I was sick and you took care of me, I was in prison and you visited me.”
    37Then the righteous will answer him, “Lord, when
    was it that we saw you hungry and gave you food, or thirsty and gave you
    something to drink?
    38And when was it that we saw you a stranger and welcomed you, or naked and gave you clothing?
    39And when was it that we saw you sick or in prison and visited you?”
    40And the king will answer them, “Truly I tell you, just as you did it to one of the least of these who are members of my family,* you did it to me.”
    41Then he will say to those at his left hand, “You
    that are accursed, depart from me into the eternal fire prepared for
    the devil and his angels;
    42for I was hungry and you gave me no food, I was thirsty and you gave me nothing to drink,
    43I was a stranger and you did not welcome me,
    naked and you did not give me clothing, sick and in prison and you did
    not visit me.”
    44Then they also will answer, “Lord, when was it
    that we saw you hungry or thirsty or a stranger or naked or sick or in
    prison, and did not take care of you?”
    45Then he will answer them, “Truly I tell you, just as you did not do it to one of the least of these, you did not do it to me.”
    46And these will go away into eternal punishment, but the righteous into eternal life.’

  • jakartaman

    Well of course its illegal.
    Thats the job of government.
    God forbid we act like our brothers keepers for the poor.
    Feeding the poor is a union job!!!

  • A D

    With 60-70% of people riding in the wagon and only like 30% working class the wagon is going to break.
    I see 300lb+ people in the grocery store with carts loaded with groceries they are not paying for it…

  • A D

    A famine is coming, the USA is selling farm land to other countries, only an incompetent fool would not see it being setup.

  • BlackDog

    Without going into too much detail, notice that all of the cities you listed, Michael, are in the southern or western US. Because of the weather. That is where the homeless migrate to. Those cities have been inundated by homeless, vagrants, petty and not-so-petty thieves, and worse, for decades. They were overwhelmed by the influx of the needy. About 12 years ago, there was the Monkey Trail. The Monkey Trail was an exodus by those in the southern and eastern states to Minnesota. Rumor had it that if you had a heroin problem, Minnesota would give you heroin! And it was true! Well, not really heroin — but a substitute (I’m sure you can guess what that is) drug. Further, at the time, Minnesota had the most liberal laws for the poor, the homeless…pretty much anybody that wanted a handout went to Minnesota. In Chicago, the churches would hand out folders with all the info on how to obtain services, handouts, clothing, housing, anything you wanted, in Minneapolis, and provide busses to take you there. A ‘friendly’ way to get rid of their own homeless population. The Minnesotans finally got fed up and changed the laws. So now, the Monkey Trail leads to Seattle, because their laws are such that they treat the homeless like Minnesota used to. I am not condoning the treatment of the homeless, nor the poor. But it would behoove everyone to look at the problem from all sides before you pass judgement on an entire group — on either side of the issue.

  • Johnny Boy

    This is so sad.
    We need to fire these idiots, and replace them with people that have some common sense.

    • Leah

      Well, common sense is out the window, JB. That Bloomburg is the stand out figure for New York? That Weiner is actually still in the race for mayor of NY? That people would actually vote for this pervert?

      Our country is in the toilet just waiting to be flushed.

  • guest

    This isn’t about compassion or concern over health. It’s all about control. So what if these ‘vagrants’ die off, they are ‘useless eaters’. But you, citizen, will know from whom your food comes and obedience is what will keep it coming.
    More obedience training.

    • Leah

      K, do you think you will be safe? Are you not a useless eater as well? There are only about 6 billion useless eaters on the planet as far as a few thousand believe.

      • guest

        No, I do not think that I will be safe or so special that they will spare me either.
        I wasn’t writing about my personal feelings there. I was trying to explain the mindset of the powers that be. Don’t take offense, none was intended.
        You are correct about the overpopulation myth and plan to exterminate a whole lot of us.


    This is exactly true. I shudder to think what SF has now. I used to eat at a Christian run soup kitchen Martin De Porres. It fed many working and non working men and woman. Staffed and very clean nutrious soups. Many went there when money ran out.
    In my neighborhood we had a few stray cats. The people next door fed them as did I and a lady from Mexico down the hall.
    The staunch Catholic family along with the landlord hated this. So one day the gov showed up posted a health notice. I was gone, and cats disappeared. Ones that remain hide.
    They were like hardly health hazards. But I caught the landlord trying to kill the big white one. And the mexican lady told me they and the Catholic guy killed others.
    Like they were energized.
    That’s when I said there is no helping Murka. Time to go. America is now a fourth reich. Going to the exceptional AMerican standard. I had a dream where these average Ammerican types were sitting at home watching a TV program, and it featured some old AMericans being killed. It was called KILL FOR PEACE.
    I see the future. It is really really dark.
    They have this attitude it won’t happen to them. We’ll see about that.

  • guest

    I don’t really care anymore about what these perverts say. I’m going to do what I’m going to do. You decide, is it right to listen to perverts above God himself ? Write me a ticket, give me a fine, throw me in jail. I do not care what they say. When enough people stand together and ignore their b.s. it begins to end.

  • hammondhank

    America has morphed into an evil police state as bad as any there ever was or is. We just put a prettier face on ours, at least for the moment.

  • peace angel

    I can’t remember which city it was in but a few years ago one of these cities with evil politicians passed this law and law enforcement refused collectively to enforce the law and they petitioned the city to repeal it and they did. This is the future of America and it iw not going to change. Get out.

  • momazilla

    You can not feed the homeless. You can not hunt, fish, trap, raise or grow your own food. The problem is not the lack of food to feed the hungry, but the distribution system. It is the determination of the Nanny Government to control the food supply, to force ALL of us to rely totally on Them for everything. Anything that goes against that (helping others, being self-sufficient) must be stopped. Brothers & Sisters: Keep it up, defy the “almighty government” and Obey the law of God.

  • Devery Mills

    I have been looking after the homeless now for 4 years. Last winter I had an encounter where I was told that I could not hand out blankets and sleeping bags in the dead of winter and that I would be arrested for trespassing if “me and my friends” didn’t move along.

    So, I adopted the policy that I would pull up next to them, have them get in the car and we would go for a drive. I would find a place to pull over and give them what they needed then I would drop them off in a different place.

    So far, so good. I will stop taking care of my friends only when God releases me of it.

  • WheresTheChurch?

    Yet ANOTHER watershed moment for the church to actually look like Jesus to all those who were watching, and to stand on what the Bible teaches. Instead, they cowered to men under the threat of arrest. How shameful. Thank goodness the disciples of the early church weren’t so easily swayed, or we wouldn’t have had the opportunity to even decide to become followers of Jesus. Maybe the people from Love Wins Ministries (and everyone else who claims to be Christian) needs to go read the book of Acts.

  • Dave

    Give them each a voucher for a free basic breakfast that can be redeemed at the nearest pancake house, organize a free ride too – that is IF you really care about these homeless people. Would it really cost all that much more? And this would save labor costs to your local police department and give you your mornings back instead of mass cooking. But all this would make too much sense wouldn’t it?!!! And I guess you wouldn’t get to have your “EGO TRIP” you always get when you hand-down cheap sausage(can we say Not kosher friendly?!!) – no OJ?? Who can survive on bad coffee?!!!

  • Dave

    Institutionalizing is great In THEORY until the public found out about the tragic abusement such as brain lobotomies. And that friend is why we have so many homeless people with mental problems because even a mental case knows that getting their nuts forcibly chopped off during mandatory sterilization is ‘not a good thing’ – even a mental patient might find someone to love at some point in their usually short lives.

  • Jazz

    Big brother wants 1/3 of the population dead the elite run the world the only way out is christs return the next war coming will kill80 percent o f man kind prey to Jesus he is the only one who will answer you question not man mans way is death envy hate all sick ways good luck hell is coming get you survival gear and plan ready hopefully you won’t expect the RFID chip implanted of so you days will be numbered saten will be you god from there out

  • patricia666

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  • moriyah

    They want to staunch charitable giving… This is what G-d commands us to do and we have been doing it a long time. But now they want it stopped because they want the homeless to turn to the government – just like Cuba. This is why statistically conservatives give more to charity than the Left. The Left says, “Let the government give.” They say they care more than anyone else but reality disproves that propaganda.

  • Vermaphax

    BUT…is it illegal to teach them how to make survival foods like grassfed Pemmican. Dehydrate grassfed meat and take the tallow from the same animal and render it on a low fire. Grind the meat to almost a powder and mix equal parts rendered tallow with powdered meat…form into bricks and stuff in a pouch or wax paper if they can find it. Lasts for months to years, and it has vitamins and protein if its actually grassfed…it also has Omega-3 from the fat. No other ingredients. doesn’t taste like much but it will keep you alive and healthy, its highly portable, and you can restore supply fairly easy. Also good if you have to evacuate quickly and litely.

  • JasonD

    Give them each a penny.. then sell the sausage sandwich to them for a penny. Problem solved.

    • roberta4343

      good idea, wonder if that would work?

  • Reynaldo Neggle

    The PTB want as many people as possible to be dependent on the govt. Govt dependents do not fight back against or vote against who ever is giving them their free swag. You are not allowed to reduce that dependency. They will stop you. And they are working hard everyday, 24-7, to make you and I dependent also. That way we’ll never fight back, never speak out, and never vote against anyone promising more and bigger checks in the mail. Conform, consume, and obey, that’s all you need to know.

  • Mr. Brabus

    this is pathetic….we’re in so much trouble

  • mijj

    thank goodness there is no irresponsible person wandering round trying to feed people from seven loaves and fishes.

  • Guest

    HEY FREEDOM FIGHTERS! It’s bad enough to lose your job, then lose
    your home to (often fraudulent) foreclosure, then end up on the street, then
    have the judicial system block you from getting any kind of humane assistance.
    American really has devolved into a brutish place.


  • jesse

    What society is the US government encouraging? A cold-hearted and selfish one? GO OBAMA!!!! WHAT A GREAT JOB (financing a war while starving your country)!!!

  • roberta4343

    what would I do? walk away wait for the cops to dissappear and come back and give him a sandwich a pop and probably some chips or fruit if I had any. so there, while Jw’s are peaceable as far as it depends on us, we do use stragdy to avoid conflict when possible but still do Jehovahs will. exercising love for neighbor is a god given law that supersedes man’s laws, but and I mean but we do not deliberatly cause disruptions, we use our heads not our mouths (except when witnessing about Jehovah’s kingdom and we advocate this kingdom hence it would be disloyal to that gov to advocate, reform or get involved in poltics with the idea of making change. but people are more important than laws, laws are for the benefit of all not for the purposes of oppression (that is man’s laws) which are adding or taking away from Jehovah’s laws and Jehovah finds this detestable to do.

  • CWilson

    “In its majestic equality, the law forbids rich and poor alike to sleep under bridges, beg in the streets, and steal loaves of bread.” – Anatole France via Ally Fogg’s blog

  • Jacob

    If a cop were to try to stop me, I would give them my food anyway. Then let times be times, and see where it goes from there. No Policeman or Politician will be allowed to micro-manage my use of property.

  • Tsimi James

    The Golden Rule is not just a group of words. It is the secret of life. Do not disregard any other sentient being on Earth. No matter the appearance of others, their actions, their annoyance to you, you must rise above. This does not mean they are unaccountable for their ways of living any more than you are unaccountable. I will stay your hand, and I will stay theirs. This is not judging. A God can say yes, and a God can say no. I do not make less of someone by prodding them onto another road. I make more of them.

    Be like a soft summer breeze. As you open your heart, you open others’ hearts. You open the heart of the world. You welcome life.

  • Mchael Bomar

    It is the act of unholy people that pretend to be our leaders. They do the devils work I tell you. Nothing good is in them at all. We must always follow our hearts…because Love conquers evil in the end.
    Remember this life is only a test…

  • Shaun McDowell

    Kindness and charity becoming a crime in America is a crime. It’s illegal in some places to feed a parking meter, if your car is not the one parked there, so that the person doesn’t get a ticket. Something has to change or this country is doomed. How anyone can call this a Christian country is beyond me. We need to change our national motto from, “In God We Trust” to, “Help the Poor Go to Jail.” That would be more fitting on our money.

  • GiGi Vee

    Is the author of this article on crack?! The homeless are homeless for a reason. It’s cause they don’t want to work. They are on drugs or alcoholics! The police should give tickets or arrest them. The homeless in Dallas are rampant. They cause so many issues and litter and go #2 in public view. That’s why that city is a dump.

    • song

      What a sweeping generalization of a situation that anyone can end up in… no matter what they are or are not addicted to.

      I hope you never have to know what it’s like to fight for your life on the streets (and if you’re a woman, ‘virtue’), with no one to turn to, but then again, you have a forever steady job, I’m sure, that would never turn you out into the reality of actually living life in the unknown or the uncertainty of change that you may not acquire another job quickly or get replaced, or perhaps turned down at every interview because of a background record, or being seen as incompetent, or getting ‘too old’ for the job without them saying it to your face as the energetic 20-something walks in, ready for work.

      That would be awful.

      Then from dwindled lack of payments, you lose your electric, heating, your house/apartment (hope you have relatives you can BUM off of), maybe your car, all your possessions – EVERYTHING YOU’VE EVER OWNED, THROWN AWAY (think about that – let it sink in, that reality) – no phone number, no mailing address (that are required on all applications, at least, to get a job, that cost hundreds of dollars you won‘t have at that point, even a P.O. box), a warm place to sleep at night, and clean showers, being turned out at every place of business to even use a bathroom because… you smell …and you’re ragged… Can’t go to an interview like that, right?

      So… like that other guy… because you can’t access a bathroom and people kick you out of the park where there are public bathrooms, you stoop to his level, inevitably facing the reality that you have to lose more of your dignity as you have to bend over and excrement in the streets, probably behind a bush, with everyone watching, hoping they didn’t notice you or at least, look away to spare you that shame. And you don’t even have toilet paper.

      Then you start to cry every night, as your body withers away – starts to eat itself – and you’ll spiral downward into a cycle of despair, as you’re starving – slowly to death and begging for meager scraps to eat – wishing you could die every night as you sleep on the pavement, cold and sometimes soaking wet, wishing the stores or especially those great smelling fast food restaurants, would just let you in… or if you’re lucky, and if it’s not full already (because they will turn you away if they meet their quota for the night), be let into a shelter (or church) infested with bugs and diseases from all the other people–I mean–‘drug addicted filth’– in your terms, while people online say, “Hey, the police should arrest them too! Filthy scum!”.

      Maybe if you’re really lucky, someone would’ve given you a camping tent that you can set up all over the city, that might still be there in the morning, if the cops didn’t wake you up and rip it down in the middle of the night, sometimes throwing away all of what little you have left of your possessions you were using to get by, like a water bottle or a blanket ….or maybe a precious item, such as photo or trinket, perhaps from someone you’ll never see again, that you cared about.

      Also don’t forget the teenagers that come along and for their fun, when you’re already at your lowest and it seems no one cares about you in the world – film/beat the living daylights out of you as you’re trying to sleep, dealing with such sorrow already in your existence – considered discarded garbage on the streets, while crude people – like you – just think and say, “They’re not willing to work and only care about drugs; that’s why they’re homeless.” – So far from the truth, you can’t even sense the reality of it.

      A homeless person – a person first and foremost – would give anything to be in your shoes right now, sleeping under a warm roof, a secure home and a comfy bed, and a pantry full of food you wouldn’t normally eat anyhow, knowing you can do laundry and take a shower tomorrow morning and go to work at a cruddy job, that you’ll begrudge behind you boss’ back, that you’re going to lose one day anyway.

      I hope… this never happens to you.

  • James

    God some of you people are ridiculously ignorant.

  • Edward Edwards

    Put a banner over the serving booth, stating, ” Due to bureaucrats we are limited to serve no more than 25 of you. However there are 4 organizations that will take turns serving our limit.”

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  • Amanda

    so…can I share a sandwich with my neighbor? Friend? Daughter? Husband? How on Earth does a police officer determine illegal food sharing? If I know the person’s name can I give them food? If it were me in that situation, I would have passed out my biscuits and went to jail.

  • Maria Routatuuli Koponen

    Such is inhumane and therefore shameful. A civilized country does not work like that. In Finland (in Northern Europe) such an operation is not possible.

    Finland has received a huge number of poor people from Romania and Bulgaria to beg on the streets after those countries joined the European Union countries and the borders opened.

    This led to many problems, because the criminal gangs from Romania and Bulgaria forced these poor people to beg in Finland and the looting of people walking on our streets and breaking into people’s homes.

    Finland and other western European countries have addressed the problem. The European Union is trying to create ways to help these poor people in their own country , so that they would be exposed to criminal compatriots oppression. The EU put pressure on Romania and Bulgaria , among other things, to improve the Roma and other poor citizens’ access to education and human living conditions.

    Only by influencing the problems at source, you can solve the problems . You should do the same in U.S.!

  • Forgottenrights

    Gods law triumphs anything in this world and he inspires us to give shelter, food and to clothe the homeless, or less fortunate. In fact he promises to reimburse you for your trouble.

  • Lao

    Does a Subway card count as “feeding”? Could be a good workaround. Or if you’re paranoid of getting arrested, hide the card nearby and tell the homeless person where it is. Love always wins.

  • DevontBroadway

    I think that these cities stop people from helping making us watch the homless starve they can all go rot in hell thats completely sad u bullies :p

  • John and Patty

    To the uneducated people who keep harping on corporate greed. Where do the profits go you say they are so selfishly making? Most of them go to paid dividends too people who own stock in the company. Who are these people? How about retired folks whose pensions are in funds tied to that company you condemn. So before you start BSing how heartless American companies are remember thier profits help feed people who would be on the street if not for them.

  • voice_of_reasoning

    I think what we should do is kill the homeless turn them into lifegem’s aka diamonds and sell them

  • Diane

    How can I start a small pantry to help feed the angry

  • Lucky

    Evil beyond words. This is an evil we will all suffer for.

  • emma

    Is this what im going to have to deal with when I move out next year? Why the did yall let the government get so out of control? “Oh, I wont vote cause it wont make a difference” said some guy to ke when I asked.. just getting out of high school drama to only be punched in the face by adults who are leaving our country in a mess, and I havr no idea how to fix it… God help us… said with lots of sarcasm and anger

  • Elisabeta

    This is absolutely disgusting and horrifying news. What kind of world are we heading to?

  • Shivank Mehra

    Feed the Agora… Starve the State.

  • kitty

    What lunatics made up that stupid ” law” ? They are the ones who deserve to be homeless themselves, then they will know how it feels.

  • Andyg

    The government are trying to maintain their relevancy.
    If they can’t compete with the private sector or even with private charity they just undermine it with high taxes and regulations, or outlaw it completely as shown here.
    Then they can keep spinning the statist line that they are an essential safety net.

  • Mike Bromley

    Why are none of these cities named? “over 50” sounds like a lot. How much over 50?

  • MP

    Well, I am against poverty, especially in this time and age. I have been thinking about this whole thing and I know from experience that there is some people who choose to live on the street because shelters are unsafe (clothes, shoes etc…gets stolen while they sleep) and are often not sanitary (bedbugs). The law should balance this law with providing more better, cleaner, safer shelters for them. With that in mind – I agree that they should NOT (nobody) should be living on the street bagging for food. Again, the law should not take away without giving something in exchange for them.

  • Herbert Booker

    Next the government will build euthanasia centers to help old people, cripples and the poor to die a mercy death, just like in the film “Soylent Green.” Those greenish soda-crackers could be made from lentils, soybeans and recycled dead people like in the dis-utopia depicted on screen. People are also being exterminated in countries like Iraq to create Lebensraum (living space) for the people with money. George Orwell who wrote “1984” would not be surprised to see the cold-heartedness of society today!

  • Herbert Booker

    California set the standard by closing down mental institutions and even the day clinics for the homeless with mental problems, so who is there to supervise those in need of medication? Are we to be like National Socialist 1934-1945 Germany? Never again!

  • Herbert Booker

    Isn’t Arianna Huffington the former Ariadni-Anna Stasinopoulu who was divorced in 1997 from Michael Huffington over some controversy? Why is it some conservatives demonized liberals? Is it Argumentum-ad-Hominem? Just wondering out loud?

  • King Mercury

    No wonder God is removing His blessings from America! America is becoming more like North Korea for homeless people! Like a Martial Law state. America is a cold, cruel nation to the less fortunate! Poverty and homelessness literally brings out the devil in Uncle Sam’s heart!

  • King Mercury

    It’s like literally, anyone who becomes homeless will have to immediately leave the USA if they want to stay out of jail.

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