“The North wind doth blow; and we shall have snow; what will (America’s approximately 635,000 passive, pillar-to-post) ‘robins’ do then…?” Will they be allowed to “…sit in their barns to keep themselves warm…”?
Because of a lack of past and/or present prioritizing, Fresno’s approximately 6,000 homeless remain vilified, ostracized, criticized, criminalized, underserved fifth-class citizens.
The responsibility to form a more perfect union rests with community and business beings, who, via our constitutionally derived mandates, create our government of by and for the people.
Why, therefore, cannot we, via our elected representatives, create an American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Mankind as did we create a Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals? This would fix America’s inhumane, yet readily fixable homelessness condition, also?
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Here are some quick fixes:
▪ Rather than sporadic, street-corner, conscience-salving donations, collect a $1 donation from America’s sports fans each time they attend league games
▪ A minute fraction of ticket-sale proceeds donations by league owners and players
▪ A yearly homelessness-eradication donation to viable homelessness programs by local merchants who don’t/can’t attend games, yet have a vested interest in ending the cycle of homelessness
▪ Yearly, grand jury appraisals of effective uses of homelessness-generated monies
Phyllis Minnitte-Bilbo, Coarsegold