View Full Version : Homelessness is apparently now a human right

12-21-2016, 07:13 PM
Do homeless people have a “right to camp” wherever they find it most convenient? That’s the discussion taking place in Seattle right now, where hordes of homeless individuals have set up makeshift tent cities (for those able to come up with a tent) on public property. As you might expect, this has led to increased problems with violent crime – including two murders this year – as well as drug and alcohol abuse, theft and sexual assaults in these essentially lawless enclaves. There’s also the issue of public land being overrun and left in an unsightly mess.

But liberal advocates say that clearing the camps out is not only inhumane, but unconstitutional. (Time Magazine)

[I]n Seattle, the debate over how to address the rise in homelessness has reached a rarely seen level of vitriol. Some politicians are seeking what has been called a “right to camp” that critics say would allow those without shelter to live in nearly all the city’s public spaces. Others want “zero tolerance” for camping in unauthorized spaces like city parks. Mayor Ed Murray has tried to navigate a middle ground, pledging $59 million for homeless services and housing solutions while continuing to clear out some unauthorized encampments. That means homeless residents, who sometimes choose to live outside rather than go to shelters that have restrictive rules and too few beds, are still routinely being shoved from the spaces where they sleep. Many have been swept without the legally required 72-hour warning and ability to retrieve their confiscated belongings afterward, civil liberties groups say


cadillac shark
12-21-2016, 07:18 PM
Pursue their argument to its final conclusion: They won't be homeless because they have the right to live in your home with you.

12-21-2016, 08:05 PM
Actually they are not homeless out all. Any place they sleep is home. I guess now they are technically "houseless"

ralph wiggum
12-21-2016, 08:53 PM
Have been rereading Bernard Goldberg's book "Bias" from the early 2000's. He was a reporter & producer at CBS news, and rather liberal. Or middle of the road.

The book essentially tried to expose how PC the media and liberals are. He, and Rush Limbaugh have mentioned that no one talks much about homeless people when a Democrat is the President. But when a Republican is in charge, the homeless population grows exponentially, or often mentioned in the media.

That book "Bias" is highly recommended.