You've basically just proven my point. If these people don't have their basic needs met, they will continue to be a nuisance, and if there is enough of them, they could band together and really get violent.<quoted text>
VB: So you are suggesting the poor will what....riot? I don't think so. You should see the number of bums, oops, I mean "houseless persons", there are in Silver City now. EVERY corner with a stoplight has them begging. They have come here from all over the country because there are NO laws regulating or preventing them from their activities. We already had part of a shopping plaza burnt down by one of them. And the police are constantly being called out for them harassing customers in front of Albertsons and Walmart. They are a violent bunch. One bum actually torched her partner by the side of the road. They are not only bums, but some are quite insane. One of these days they are gonna kill a citizen and maybe them something will be done. But I doubt it. What could happen is some vigilante justice. People are getting pretty fed up. What I'm hoping is that some bums will do something nasty to one of these Gila bike racers. That might make people sit up and notice. And kill two birds with one stone...so to speak.:-)
You COULD get some buddies together and exact your vigilante justice by picking them off one "bum" at a time, but that wouldn't be very "Christian" of you. Who knows, one of the dead homeless people might just turn out to be Jesus...
The relief programs of "The New Deal" came just in time to prevent the poor from really rioting. I think we should focus on HELPING the poor and homeless, instead of just sweeping them off OUR street corner onto someone else's street corner.