Find Them a Home!

Just came across this tweet from Kaye Fissinger from a few days ago:

“Denver mayor groans about homeless sleeping on the streets”. Here’s a solution–find them a home and they won’t have to be on the streets.”

I could not have summed up any better my (and many people’s) objection to the whole “occupy” movement.  “Find them a home”, as if it is the government’s responsibility to provide for everyone.  Liberals call it “compassion”, conservatives call it “hand outs”.  Conservatives call it “taking responsibility”, liberals call it “being heartless”.  I’m sure the answer is somewhere in the middle.  What I do know is this…this country has gone so far down the “government will provide” road that there is going to be no way out of it without massive rebellion from many of those who have come to expect the handout.  Don’t get me wrong, I understand and know people who truly would provide for themselves and are trying to do so, but I think those people are unfortunately in the minority.  The occupy movement may be a manifestation of this rebellion…in general, the people in it are griping that they aren’t being provided for and there are others that are prospering.  If this movement gets what it thinks it wants, this country is going to go someplace that is going to be far worse than anything they are currently experiencing.

Saw a fantastic letter in the TC today from Dick Piland that makes some great points:

You cannot help the poor by destroying the rich.

You cannot strengthen the weak by weakening the strong.

You cannot bring about prosperity by discouraging thrift.

You cannot lift the wage earner up by pulling the wage payer down.

You cannot further the brotherhood of man by inciting class hatred.

You cannot build character and courage by taking away people’s initiative and independence.

You cannot help people permanently by doing for them, what they could and should do for themselves.

Rev. William John Henry Boetcker

Exactly right.


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