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The latest unemployment figures put out by the Labor Department remained at 3.6% (which is statistically full employment) and that there were more jobs available than there were workers qualified to fill them. So, why has the homeless population seem to be increasing (especially in the Democrat run cities and states)?
Some answers might include an increase in drug use (alcohol, drugs and opioids), a failure of our educational system to prepare students to be productive citizens, and the constant intrusion of the government in giving out welfare benefits. Look at what is happening to the once beautiful cities of Los Angeles, San Francisco, Portland (Oregon), and Seattle. They are being ruined by an increasing homeless population that makes living in those cities an unpleasant experience due to tent cities, rampant drug and alcohol use (with discarded hypodermic needles on the sidewalks and streets), mounds of garbage littering neighborhoods and parks and city thoroughfares. Needless to say, crime and disease is the result of these types of living conditions. I recently witnessed the demise of Venice Beach in California. This beautiful beach is now inhabited by homeless on the beach and along the boardwalk with marijuana stores open for business. It was a disgrace to let that place go to hell.
In addition to the drug and opioid users, a sizable illegal alien population has swelled their numbers due to the state and local government policies of “Sanctuary Cities”.
Where are our politicians in trying to confront this problem? Does winning the next election take priority over keeping their constituents safe and free from assault and disease? It seems most all of our politicians, mostly Democrats, are only interested in trying to impeach President Trump and to regain control of Congress and the presidency. The public be damned.
It is a shame that during these economic boom times, we have problems such as experienced and listed above. As the more we “Define Deviancy Down” (a saying coined by the late Senator Danial Patrick Moynihan), we will not get control of this lowering of the moral and life standards. The push to make legal that “benign” mind altering drug, marijuana, is a sign of “political correctness” run amok. We will rue the day that we have let our guard down to pander to the radicals in our midst.
The easing of the countries drug laws by pushing the envelope to make drugs legal, has had a dramatic effect on many cities around the country. It seems we are heading to creating a sizable number “zombies” who are walking around in a perpetual stupor, unable to work or to be a productive citizen, due to their abuse of alcohol and drug use.
You could say this homeless crisis is an addiction crisis in disguise. Many Liberals and Progressives blame a housing shortage, lack of job opportunities, cuts in mental health services, sexual abuse etc. Even if some of the above is valid, the most persuasive cause of homelessness is clear; heroin, fentanyl, and opioids, and government intervention, by making it easy for the addicts to thrive and multiply.
Why do we put up with this inaction on the part of our elected representatives? Is it more important to press on with the ridiculous impeachment charges against the president or would it be wise address the problem of homelessness, addiction, and to some extent the infusion of illegal immigrants? The old expression of “throw the rascals out” would seem appropriate come election time. Let's do it!
Conservative commentary by Chuck Lehmann
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