Three people, including a 90 year old man, were arrested in Ft. Lauderdale for feeding the homeless.
Police in Florida arrested two pastors and a 90-year-old man who were feeding the homeless, saying they violated a new ordinance in Fort Lauderdale that essentially bans public food sharing.Now how does this happen? How does this ridiculous law get passed? Because only the government can take care of the homeless.
South Florida television station WPLG (http://bit.ly/1qpgywd ) reports homeless advocate Arnold Abbott and ministers Dwayne Black and Mark Sims were arrested Sunday. They face up to 60 days in jail and a $500 fine.
The Lefties big bag of tricks is to accuse conservatives of being heartless assholes only for the rich. While we don't see any reason to screw the rich, what we really want is everyone to be rich. We don't want there to be poor. But they are there. So we have charities. Churches, Salvation Army, and so on. These are people making their own choice to try to do good in society. This attitude is healthy in a society. Self starting people who have extra time, who have been successful and who need no law or regulation to be motivated to help.
The lefty viewpoint is lazy. Just force charity through my taxes and leave me alone. Also it's a bigoted reaction towards rich people, as if rich people keep all their money in mattresses or something.
So now we have a government that not only gets into the charity business (and we can chronicle how badly they do that) but is forbidding the citizenry from helping on their own. This is as terrible as it gets, people. If we are stopped from feeding the homeless, if we are stopped from doing charity on our own, the attitude of the society as a whole will get ever more selfish. We've seen it already, the limousine liberals. Now we can't even perform charity on our own?
The poor will be even more worse off with the only avenue of charity being the government. The people will be less willing to give, because what's the point? More taxes being taken. And 90 year olds and pastors get put in jail.
I know it's small now. It always starts small. But this is bad. This is the fundamental transformation Obama wanted. No one cares. Monolithic government takes care of everyone. No one is happy anymore.
Watch Brazil if you want to see where that leads to.