Throwing other people’s money at problems money can’t solve is the only way they know how to feel good about being useless.
There is no dignity in being given something for nothing. A qualification process would have kept bums off the bus AND given rides to people who need it.
While Keller claims his hands are tied by ordinance and the state legislature, his denial of the plight that has overtaken Albuquerque signaled that perhaps he’s not ready for another term.
“Mentally ill people have rights, but you know who else have rights? We do: the people and families of the city.”
The city doesn’t understand that “build it and they will come” also applies to free food, shelter, and medical care.
We as a society have to decide if we will take the poisoning of our peers and neighbors seriously, or will we ignore it because it hasn’t disrupted our personal kingdom of mud.
When you do for others what they can do for themselves, you kill their instinct for survival.