Wednesday, August 26, 2020

TPPF: Homeless, not Hopeless

"Let all things be done decently and in order."
1 Corinthians 14:40

Really good presentation from TPPF a couple days ago:

  • "Housing first" is a farce.
  • 75%(ish) of the homeless population has serious substance and/or mental health issues.
  • Austin's policies making problem worse.
  • Dozens of people sleeping outside within a few blocks of TPPF.
    • Personal Note: Can confirm.
  • Businesses have basically abandoned downtown Seattle.
  • There have been multiple murders committed at UT-Austin by homeless individuals.
  • When Chip Roy discussed the topic with Adler, all Adler wanted was more money from the feds.
  • "You need to balance compassion with enforcement."
  • If local governments won't maintain public order, anything else you try is a waste of time.
  • Homelessness is down over 50% in Houston in the past decade.
    • Note: This is worth further study, cuz' Houston ain't exactly conservative.
  • Travis county is abdicating it's responsibility and letting the city take heat.
  • Take a serious look at bringing back insane asylums.
    • (VERY IMPORTANT) NOTE: The speaker said that.  NOT this author.  While we admit this is an interesting idea in the context of homelessnees, to put it mildly we don't trust the state of Texas on the subject of "mental health."

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