Lars Larson: Supreme Ct needs to strike it down

 Lars Larson
NW and national radio host,

The Supreme Court must strike down rules that forbid cities from acting against homeless who set up camp on public property.

First, drug and alcohol addiction causes nearly all homelessness.

Do you want proof of that? Homeless shelters offer “low barrier” rules: translation, you can keep right on drinking and drugging and still get in.

So the laws tell cities to let the addicts know nothing is expected of them, and they may keep on doing the very thing that put them on the streets in the first place.

The obnoxious and often criminal behavior of “concrete campers” has worn out their welcome. Any of us who fell on hard times would first turn to family and friends for help. When those folks now refuse to take you in, you’re allowed to impose your antisocial behavior on the rest of your community.

The current court decision…which i hope the supreme court overturns…forbid cities and counties to threaten jail or criminal penalties for living on the streets

The courts tell us we have an obligation to house, feed, and care for people who created their own Hellish conditions, and they can’t be forced to change.

Try telling law-abiding Americans about “obligation”…in a country where cities feel no obligation to quickly answer your 9-1-1 call. Where Joe Biden shows no obligation to stop a dangerous invasion.

Prosecutors who refuse to prosecute.

Schools that refuse to educate.

Tell those folks about their obligation to addicts who owe them nothing in return.