??!! Letters of the Day
posted by July 5 at 13:21 PMon
Editor: One day all of the denying you people are doing is going to hit you like a ton of bricks. Or maybe gnashing of teeth. That’s what happens to you when you deny GOD. You might think it is cute but He doesn’t. I pray He has mercy on us all.
Hello Seattle: Seattle needs to admit that it has a serious homeless problem. As a community we continually turn our eyes and cheeks to the human melodrama that is the homeless. We avert our eyes in public when we are being repeatedly begged for change or subject to harassing comments. Seattle-ites talk about compassionate and caring responses to homeless: more shelters, more beds, more food and on and on but is that really the best and kindest response?
I propose that the problem is not a lack of services but an overabundance of them. This city should consider tough love. Our acceptance, and support of the occupation of being homeless is hurting everybody by enabling a bad situation. I ask Seattle to look at the homeless issue and ask if it wants to be like the (SF) bay area and overrun with acceptance and homeless and crime or be a little more like New York and Chicago; harder yes but much more livable for the rest of us who want to live and pay our own way.