December 16, 2019
The first thing you need to understand about homelessness is that no one is homeless long-term in America unless they are either too mentally ill to get help or they don’t want help.
We have all types of services for the homeless, including shelters and free housing. People who are not drug addicts or otherwise criminals should also be able to go to family in such times of trouble.
The majority of homeless people used to be the mentally ill. Now, with a surge in homelessness, the majority of homeless people are drug addicts.
By allowing homelessness, you are encouraging drug addiction. We have always had laws against homelessness in this country, but recently, Jewish courts started ruling that such laws were not legal.
Normal people should not be forced to deal with the homeless. They are a scourge, which ruins everyone’s lives. Even if they have some legitimate sob story, they are still a small minority that is able to have an extreme impact on the larger society by polluting it.
Furthermore, if these people do have legitimate issues, then it is the duty of the government to solve these issues. If the services are not available, then they need to be made available by the federal government. By saying “just let them sleep on the streets,” we are refusing to solve a massive problem.
The Supreme Court has now refused to hear a case on the topic, upholding the lower court ruling that it is illegal for a city to outlaw homelessness.
The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday rejected a bid by Boise to overturn a lower court’s ruling that prohibited authorities in the Idaho city from prosecuting homeless people for staying outside if a bed at an emergency shelter is not available.
The justices left in place a ruling by the San Francisco-based 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals that fining or jailing homeless people for sleeping in public or unauthorized places violates the U.S. Constitution’s bar on cruel and unusual punishment, a decision the city said threatens public health and safety.
The case centered on two Boise ordinances that prohibit camping or “disorderly conduct” by lodging or sleeping in public. The city said it needed to enforce the ordinances to prevent the formation of encampments that can lead to unsanitary conditions and crimes such as drug dealing and gang activity, and to keep public spaces accessible for residents, visitors and wildlife.
The 9th Circuit last year ruled that the Constitution’s Eighth Amendment prohibits punishing homeless individuals if there are more of them than available shelter beds. The ruling allowed the plaintiffs to seek an injunction against enforcement of the city’s ordinances.
“As long as there is no option of sleeping indoors, the government cannot criminalize indigent, homeless people for sleeping outdoors, on public property, on the false premise they had a choice in the matter,” the appeals court said.
Life is a series of choices.
And anyone who was born in a home and ended up not living in a home was involved in a series of choices which led to that situation.
Furthermore, “I don’t have any choice” is non-falsifiable. You can’t prove they do have a choice, you can simply infer that based on general circumstances.
What the courts are claiming is that we should infer “no one would choose to be homeless,” and that is simply wrong. Drug addicts often prefer this way of living. Especially with the new Starbucks rules.
The Trump Supreme Court has been a Supreme Disappointment.
He’s tipped the court, but it is not really helping us.
Yes, they haven’t banned guns or passed hate speech laws yet.
But what good have they done?