Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Illegal to be Homeless?



South Carolina City Makes Being Homeless Illegal

Proverbs 14:31 KJV
He that oppresseth the poor reproacheth his Maker : but he that honoureth him hath mercy on the poor.



19 comments:

Anonymous said...

This will probably go nationwide to be used as one excuse to fill the FEMA camps as the economy collapses. I would call it the First Round. - Don

Anonymous said...

It's the same in Hungary:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-24347061

:(

Anonymous said...

Here is an interesting article on mental health, as we are dealing with the homeless topic; http://jonrappoport.wordpress.com/2013/10/05/obamacare-here-come-the-toxic-psychiatrists/ I would like to hear your thoughts. - Don

Anonymous said...

I would think that there might be some 4th amendment issues here.

Not to mention, the freedom of movement. Freedom of movement is a fundamental right. It is covered under the Privileges and Immunities clause of the constitution.

HandmaidenofYehowah said...

The same war on the homeless is happening near where I live in Spokane Washington. Oddly, there have been many homeless in the downtown area of Spokane for years but suddenly they have become a target of the local affiliates of the mainstream media in Spokane.

Bible Believer said...

Don, they will be coming after the weak and vulnerable first. I read that Hungary article, that is ludicrous to fine homeless people with no money. Obamacare is evil and I find myself wondering if they will force psych meds and other "treatments". I may post more on it later this week. The amendments are disappearing, the 4th is rendered inoperable via TSA already, I suppose that "freedom of movement" is next on the chopping block. Sad to hear there is a war on the homeless in your area Handmaiden. Praying.

Anonymous said...

I don't think people realize that God places the poor on the earth as a test. Remember the rich man and Lazarus. The rich man failed the "compassion" part.

Anonymous said...

That's a nice insight into the rich man and Lazarus, anon.I will think of it when I see the poor.I have also often thought about how even though I live on the edge;compared to other people in other countries(third world,greece..)I do have a roof over my head and food on the table,clothes on my back,a car sometimes,etc..Well,for right now anyway...

Bible Believer said...

I believe God does too. The rich man definitely failed in the compassion. The Lazurus poor verse has personal meaning to me, as I read it before I was saved. I thought at the time Jesus Christ is here to save EVERY ONE who accepts Him as their Lord and Savior. I think of it when I see the poor too. Yes I understand living on the edge, I don't take the roof, food, or car [have lived without car for years in my past] for granted and praise God for them.

And speaking of the poor...


Here is something happening now, the EBT/welfare cards are not working in many states, they are claiming it is a "computer glitch" but sounds like a way for Obama to put the pressure on or some other set up if you get my drift. [maybe its a test run?]

http://boston.cbslocal.com/2013/10/12/computer-upgrade-blamed-for-nationwide-ebt-system-shutdown-on-saturday/

Here's is old article...I don't endorse natural news, he is not a Christian, so it is for information.

http://www.naturalnews.com/038007_ebt_cards_entitlements_riots.html

Bible Believer said...

sorry for bad grammar, wrote too fast. HERE IS AN OLD ARTICLE....

Christy Smith said...

Actually, I wish they would pass this law in Los Angeles. Unfortunately, many people have made being homeless a way of life. Around here they stand at freeway exits and city streets asking for handouts. You see the same people begging for money for years. It's always the same faces. I see people giving them money every time the traffic light turns red. They probably make a couple hundred dollars a day doing that. Sorry, but I feel no compassion for those people. The Bible also commands people to work for a living, to do an honest living and to be dependent on no one. If you tell one of those beggars to come to your house to help with yardwork and get paid, they will make an excuse to not go.

Anonymous said...

BB -No need to apologize for the grammer.I have definitely lost I.Q.points since I became ill.I'm sure people wonder if I'm uneducated and dumb;but my brain just doesn't always work as well.I was never good at spelling to begin with, and now...I'm sure you feel more pressure as the Blogger.
Christy- my husband has worked hard his whole life,and since 2008 we have lost a lot monetarily(I had to spell check that one,it's really bad).I have a chronic illness ,so we lose monetarily there.I am trusting in Christ;but we are a paycheck or two,or a house/car fixture away from disaster and worse hardship.Jesus has been merciful.What about weighing those parts of the bible that talk about mercy for the poor with the ones about hard work.Isn't it God who see's the whole person and their life.Do you know all these peoples stories.I say this with mercy for you,as I have had my moments of being annoyed with being asked for money on the street.But most of the time I feel totally moved to help.And when I am annoyed;I search myself as to why..
May God Bless you..

Bible Believer said...

Christy, I would be homeless in Los Angeles. LOL I know what the rent is there! It's equal to what many people in the rest of the country live on per month. That is one of the most expensive places in the nation.

While there are a few people who may run a scam, you think some people would choose to go get a job if they could instead of inhaling highway exhaust all day and taking their chances with the public? Most likely they CAN NOT GET A JOB.

There's fewer options for people out there. If one is born into a place where there is no familial or social connections nor business ones, or where they can obtain a sellable education or they face disabilities or differences rejected by the world, poverty can come their way far easier then before. The news isn't telling the truth about how few jobs there are especially for the working class. Wages have been suppressed too. Before a man could go be a day laborer or a cook and feed and house a family. They may live very frugal but today that is no longer true. My elderly friends told me how life used to be much simpler and easier even economically.

Even the college educated are finding the job market barren. If someone has a criminal record, today that means no job even if they are interested in reforming. There's no more factory jobs for the working class, or very few. There are so many hoops to jump through. Even if people want to work for a living and have an honest living, what if there are simply no jobs for them? How do you know no one will come do gardening for you?

One thing about the severe poverty folks, they lose motivation. I know that is not a good thing and every person healthy enough to should take what work they can do but life in the streets can take a huge mental and physical toll. Many become depressed and no longer care. One thing when someone is poor is life can be a series of dead-end jobs [most of them part time and pieced together], where even economic lay-offs and hour cuts never mean any stability and motivation over the years dies out. I too understand can be hard and scary to be besieged by beggars. Los Angeles is a huge city and would be very stressful.

I remember when I lived in my old big city, I was very poor and living in a slum apartment almost on the streets myself and beggars would approach me at the local bus depot. Some would get "pushy" if you didn't have enough money to give them. I lived around a lot of crime and despair, in that place. It does take a toll, but we can't give in to it.

But that said, we should seek to have mercy on the poor and understand there are many circumstances that can bring a person into poverty. God requires this of us.

Proverbs 14:21

He that despiseth his neighbour sinneth: but he that hath mercy on the poor, happy is he.


Bible Believer said...

Thanks anon, spelling does not come naturally to me either. I understand health problems and feeling like one's IQ has dropped. I pray to God here for help, and think of new things to write or post. I will pray for your husband's work and for your health. Many households are just one paycheck away from disaster. It can be tough. I know I have had to pray to God many times myself for my own household. We are to have mercy. The world has grown more corrupt so many are not being given a fair wage for their hard work. [not talking here about having the government force a higher minimum wage, but about people treating their employees with goodness] I agree about all the people having many stories that led them to the place they ended up. We are to have mercy. Today someone can work hard, and still "do everything right" and end up poor. It is for God to know the reasons why someone ended up poor. The Bible doesn't say just be kind to the poor "who did everything right".

Bible Believer said...

That said we need to tell them of their need for Jesus Christ so they can be born again and receive victory over sin [rich and poor]

Anonymous said...

All well said BB!

Bible Believer said...

Thanks. God bless Anon. :)

Steve said...

Christy @ October 12, 2013 at 5:12

I do not know where you live...but where I live...if you do not have a residence, you cannot get a job.

Homeless people are already illegal here in CA.

Bible Believer said...

yes sad that is true just about everywhere. No residence means no job.