Skip to comments.Homeless Bill of Rights Pushed in California
Posted on 12/08/2012 9:00:37 AM PST by John Semmens
Assembly member Tom Ammiano (D-San Francisco) says he will introduce legislation aimed at establishing what he termed a homeless bill of rights.
As it stands right now, a homeless person can be prosecuted for breaking into and occupying a vacant house, Ammiano complained. This places the property rights of an absentee home owner ahead of the human rights of the poor and impoverished. That's not fair.
While the details of the bill are still sketchy, the gist of the proposed legislation would exempt the deprived from being punished for helping themselves to any unused and inadequately secured private property. In addition to allowing them to occupy vacant homes they would also be permitted to pretty much walk off with anything that is not locked up.
It is a blot on our society that some people have so much while others have so little, Ammiano said. Just because you are lucky enough to be able to afford to buy something shouldn't serve as an impediment to someone else in need from making use of this property when it is idle. I'll bet there are clothes in your closet that you haven't worn in years. Why shouldn't a poor person wear them if he can get his hands on them?
It's time that we put need ahead of greed when it comes to how society's resources are used, Ammiano insisted. My bill aims to make a modest stride toward accomplishing this.
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Anther good one!
The sad thing now is there are several posts like this one where I look down and hope to see your name, and IT’S NOT THERE. Some of these insane political moves are REAL.
Doggone it, John, you got me again! Having lived in the Bay Area (in the distant past), this post is certainly believable.
Doggone it, indeed. I bought it - AGAIN - and it is just exactly what they will try to pass in Sacramento. Way too close to the truth. We are packing now to git outta Dodge.
haha! yes it was! i got to the second line and thought, “wth?” then i looked at the source... hahaha!
Don’t give the little queer any ideas. He’s likely to take you up on it.
The swirling is getting faster and faster as California reaches the bottom of the drain.
Yes, I know it’s satire, but in California life soon imitates satire.
we are not far away from that now
These satirical articles aren’t really satire. They’re just early. I expect that liberals will actually do everything that is published by this organization.
DOes it also declare a right to be homeless and pave the way for homeless reservations?
Do they have to wear clothes?