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Weblog of Seattle minister to the homeless Rick Reynolds, Operation Nightwatch

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Caring for human beings seems like the best use of my time, homeless or not.

Monday, September 21, 2009


It seems like a debate that will never end. What role does government have in caring for citizens?

"We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America."

For the knuckleheads who object to government intervention, how do you think government can "promote the general Welfare" by ignoring the desperate situation which many people find themselves in today? A nation of sharply divided "haves" and "have-nots" will not lead to domestic tranquility. Homelessness, health-care, poverty are shared problems. There will only be shared solutions. Everyone must shoulder some responsibility.


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