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You Be the Judge: Should the Law Discourage People from Becoming Vagrants?

MariansMusings Wrote: Apr 02, 2013 10:50 AM
San Antonio, TX passed a law with teeth and fines prohibiting giving to panhandlers. They fled to Austin, TX where they are received with open arms and encouraged and enabled. When I went to a Texas border town, I was surprised there was not a panhandler in sight. Guess they pass through quickly on through on their way to Austin. Although I am sure there are genuine homeless among them, I have observed some getting into late model cars at the end of their "work day". There are adequate agencies to help them if they simply reach out.

It’s both difficult and easy to be a libertarian.

It’s difficult because the corrupt Washington establishment of politicians, lobbyists, bureaucrats, and interest groups almost always is allied against us.

But it’s easy since you have strong moral principles that put liberty over statism, so at least you don’t need a lot of time to figure out whether class-warfare tax policy is desirable, whether the federal government is too big, or whether government should be throwing people in jail for...