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"More On The Homeless"
Yesterday I wrote this:
"I just heard on the Channel Nine News
that homeless people will be arrested for sitting on the Orlando sidewalks.
I think we need to get them some chairs."
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Today I got a number of encouraging responses.
Several of them asked questions like this:
"Well, Jack, I guess if they get arrested, they will be better off.
At least they will have a roof over their heads, food and drink,
and a place to sit inside.
What do ya think?"
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It's an honest question.
Here's my answer:
I don't know.
Many of our homeless people here work jobs,
but can never come up with enough cash for a place to live.
Orlando is a resort area, and housing is not cheap.
I've been in jail, and I've been on the street.
I prefer the street.
Copyright © August 5, 2002 by Jack Blanchard. All rights reserved.