It seems I can pick out any discussion board on the Internet where there is an ongoing discussion on homelessness and someone will eventually say that homeless people all are drug addicts, mentally deficient or lazy and shiftless And while people are all free to have there opinion on this matter we need to keep grounded in reality, I think that uneducated and bigoted people should just go sit back down in front of their TV and let the real world continue to pass them by and not try to interject the views of CNN, FOX, MSNBC
Or any other media outlet that has dumbed them down into the conversations of the real world.
the following is my post to the conversation taking place in a forum on an article about a preacher saying he is sleeping outside for 30days for the homeless which ran in the Columbus Dispatch. you will find at the bottom a link to the conversation in it's entirety.
It was a republican congress and Ronald Reagan,and not some liberal congress to begin with that quit funding to the mental institutions,and said they deserve to be free and the biggest reason for it was Eli Lilly wanted to do a drug study after having came out with the wonder drug Thorazine and for you to assume that the entire population of homeless are either, addicted or mentally deficient, or somehow less human than you shows your ignorance, i do agree that the pastor could be doing something much different,and I will agree also that I don't want to live in some guidelines. I was born a man with free will Not a citizen of the state and that is my choice I have also chose not to accept Help from a corrupt system of Government that is readily available for any who would want to go on the doal, The thing that is wrong with this Country is not liberal or conservative in nature it is one of no checks and balances and No country in the world should be spending more on military might every24hrs than it does in the care of the men who fight its wars.
and to say most homeless are addicts or mentally ill we made them that way as 47% of the homeless population of this country are United States Veterans you do the math, and the reason Most of those are homeless is because the Veterans administration has forgotten them.
So While I believe you are entitled to your opinion when it comes to degrading people of less of an estate than you, people who often have no one to stand for them, I a homeless Vet will always be there to champion their cause.
And If we live in a country who are willing to discard it's citizens because they are mentally ill or because they have a addiction problem, or an alcohol problem, than this is not the country of my birth any more and I will gladly stand in the front line of the rebellion, and If there be any amongst you that believe your Government and the men in Washington Care about this Countries Citizens and their fellow man You need to get out from in front of your television and see just what it going on in this country because we are about one Banker Bonus away from a true American Revolution if we don't all wake up and start to include our fellow Americans in our plans for the future.
And my views are not Born of ignorance or out of liberalism I am more conservative than most, I am just able to see past the forest and admire the tree's