Without Governmemt Who Would Starve Homeless and Destroy Delicious BBQ?

Discussion in 'Off-topic Political' started by EJR914, Dec 2, 2016.

  1. EJR914

    EJR914 Cheezburger Operator

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    https://fee.org/articles/try-to-feed-the-homeless-and-the-food-police-will-bleach-your-bbq/

    Couldn't they have just put a sign up letting people know it was unchecked? Made them tell people before they consumed? Eat at your own risk? Why did they assume the people didn't know about proper food handling and storage? Why make them destroy it all?
     
  2. wee

    wee Active Member

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    Bureaucracy at it's finest....

    Brian
     

  3. tbill

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    I guess the health department would rather the homeless eat out of dumpsters because the food in the garbage was inspected and cooked to government standards.
     
  4. Phil1979

    Phil1979 Member Georgia Carry

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    Government should start treating people more like adults than like children. We don't need government to tell us what we can eat, for crying out loud.
     
  5. AtlPhilip

    AtlPhilip Proud GCO member.

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    You guys are missing one thing. Government is about control. All the stuff about safety, security, etc is just an excuse.

    The bbq had to be bleached for the same reason Abraham got the bat. They needed to understand that Negan owns them and he will shut that **** down.
     
  6. EJR914

    EJR914 Cheezburger Operator

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    Basically, and if they refused, I see them all being arrested as well. If they resisted. .. there is nothing so petty of a law or regulation that doesn't carry with it the threat of violence or death with it, if you resist.
     
  7. babarock

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    Scary words - "I'm from the government and I'm here to help".
     
  8. JiG

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    http://www.blacklistednews.com/War_On_The_Homeless%3A_Cities_All_Over_America_Are_Passing_Laws_Making_It_Illegal_To_Feed_And_Shelter_Those_In_Need/55663/0/38/38/Y/M.html


    http://www.gainesvilletimes.com/archives/120245/

     
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  9. EJR914

    EJR914 Cheezburger Operator

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    You realize that NOT PERSONALLY caring for the homeless, the widows, the starving children literally goes against what the Bible teaches, right?

    What is law does not make it moral or right.

    In fact, if you want to obey the Bible, you will have to break the law.

    How's that for MORALITY trumping government force?
     
  10. JiG

    JiG Awaiting censure

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    That means not a whit to me. The government has tried to make people moral with point of a gun at the right wing's behest. I understand your argument that the church should follow their beliefs but I see no reason for a religious exemption.

    What means something is that government is stopping people from helping.

    Next thing you know, I will be fined for giving a homeless person a buck or five without issuing a 1099.
     
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  11. EJR914

    EJR914 Cheezburger Operator

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    I don't either, its just a logical point. Laws go against the Christian from the Bible imperative..
     
  12. JiG

    JiG Awaiting censure

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    Not always, historically in this country, especially in the South, many a Christian have made Biblical laws government law.
     
  13. EJR914

    EJR914 Cheezburger Operator

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    We know that, and I don't agree with any of it.
     
  14. gunsmoker

    gunsmoker Lawyer and Gun Activist

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    It is true that local governments (local, not the Big Brother types in Washington) over-regulate everything, including (especially) small businesses.

    If you want to have a fun little experiment, see how many laws and regulations you'd have to comply with (and prove to the government you're in compliance with) just to have a "tent sale" in the parking lot in front of your business, just for one Saturday a year, and at this tent sale you'd like to serve some Cokes and lemonade and hot dogs.
    Food service permits.
    Must provide public restrooms (handicap accessible).
    Tent must be fire-resistant, have emergency lighting, first aid kits, fire extinguishers...
    Certified electrician must install your lights under the tent-- even if they're just garage workshop lights with 75 watt bulbs connected to the building with outdoor construction-contractor grade extension cords.
    Health inspection for all cooking and food preparation areas.
    Must have hot running water and sanitizing bin-- just to give out hot dogs on disposable paper plates.

    AND, if you want to hang a banner or sign up to call people's attention to your tent sale, that's another permit. Another inspection by the code enforcement officer. Another fee. Another delay while your sign application is processed. And if you already have one sign at your business, the government might not allow you to have another, even temporarily, without a waiver. Which means you might need to wait a few weeks to have the County Commission vote to grant you a waiver for that weekend.

    It's flippin insane.
    Too much government, at every level, strangling the crap out of any initiative or ambition on the part of so many owners or would-be small business owners.
     
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  15. EJR914

    EJR914 Cheezburger Operator

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    Excellent post, Gunsmoker! :applause: :righton: :)