South Carolina City Implements Law Requiring $120 Permit To Feed The Homeless

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Submitted by Mike Krieger of Liberty Blitzkrieg blog,

Gandhi famously noted that:

The greatness of a society and its moral progress can be judged by the way it treats its animals.

I would agree with that, as well as the obvious observation that a society’s greatness can also be judged by how it treats its most vulnerable members. This isn’t to romanticize homelessness or to condemn it. It is merely to note that the homeless are fellow human beings going through their own struggles and difficulties. You may not want to provide them food, but some people do, and there should never be an infringement upon such a basic human right as sharing food with someone who needs it.

Civil rights are often lost in societies by politicians scapegoating unpopular minorities. This happened with jews, gypsies, etc in Nazi Germany and we must be very careful the same does not happen here. One human being should be able to voluntarily give food to another in all cases, without exception. The concept of a permit needed that costs $120 per week is fascist, anti-human and downright evil.

From the Examiner:

Feeding the homeless is about to get harder as a new policy is set to begin this Saturday, Feb. 15, in Columbia, SC. Charities and non-profits well be required to pay a fee and obtain a permit 15 days in advance in order to feed the homeless in parks.


One impacted charity that was interviewed by theFree Times, Food Not Bombs, has been serving food to the homeless in Finlay Park every Sunday for 12 years. The group’s organizer, Judith Turnipseed, noted that the group has an impeccable track record and always tidies up after the meal. But with the new crackdown, Food Not Bombs will have to pay at least $120 per week for the right to feed the homeless.


Since the Columbia City Council approved its exile plan in August, the city has been trying to herd its homeless people to a shelter on the outskirts of town and keep them away from downtown. If charities continue to provide food in downtown parks, the thinking goes, it will allow homeless people to continue to live downtown, rather than being forced to leave.

Remember the famous warning:

First they came for the Socialists, and I did not speak out– Because I was not a Socialist.


Then they came for the Trade Unionists, and I did not speak out– Because I was not a Trade Unionist.


Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out– Because I was not a Jew.


Then they came for me–and there was no one left to speak for me.


- Martin Niemöller (1892–1984)

This is how it always starts. It reminds me of the fact that debtors’ prisons are making a huge comeback in the U.S. It’s always easiest to pick on the weakest members of society, which is why we shouldn’t.

Full article here.

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Major Major Major's picture

No sharing your food, bitchez.

ZH Snob's picture

but on the plus side, the citizens may legally feed the stray dogs for free.

jbvtme's picture

judith turnipseed?  is this the onion at work?

knukles's picture

If you like your food, you must keep your food.

Atlas_shrugging's picture

"Well, the world needs ditch-diggers too" -- Judge Elihu Smails

Looney's picture

.Gov should get out of the Giving Business all together, including tax deductions, permits, etc.


Looney's picture

Looney, you are an idiot! (as in the "buy-the-fucking-dip-you-fucking IDIOT).

Dot-gov should get out of ALL businesses altogether… Period! (as in the "keep-your-doctor" PERIOD)  ;-)


GetZeeGold's picture them up and let them know what you think.

Please don't be heartless to them....unless you feel like it.


Councilman Sam Davis

Councilwoman Tameika Isaac Devine

Councilwoman Leona Plaugh

Councilman Brian DeQuincey Newman

Councilman Cameron Runyan

Councilman Moe Baddourah

Crisismode's picture

"Are there no prisons?" he asks. "And the Union workhouses? Are they still in operation? The Treadmill and the Poor Law are in full vigour, then?" 

"I help to support the establishments I have mentioned: they cost enough: and those who are badly off must go there."


Ebeneezer Scrooge

"A Christmas Carol"

Charles Dickens


Squid-puppets a-go-go's picture

with news like this its time to GLG

(Go Long Guillotines)

MontgomeryScott's picture

On the rest of the page, a bunch of side-tracked and useless racially-inspired speech ensues, where the Jews, the Muslims, and the Blacks all get their share of racial profiling regarding the decisions of a bunch of white cracker owners on the plantation America called 'South Carolina' (a division of NWO, INC, founded 1871).

YOURS was the last thoughtful posting regarding this story, 'Crisismode'. God help us all.

Post script: Sorry, I forgot the references to drug users and the FSA...

Head_Shots_Work's picture

I just emailed the quote to all of the addresses so thoughtfully provided by getzeegold. The internet is an interesting and powerful tool. What would have occurred in 1936 if people world wide were instantly made aware of the atrocities being done to their neighbors, friends, or people they cared about. I am getting ready to get up from my couch and go call some people and...oh - wait a minute - that looks like a new Ax Men coming on!

Lednbrass's picture

Hmmm... I have a better idea. As you seem quite put out at the thought of junkies not getting food delivered, perhaps you can organize an effort to bring them to your area?  Send bus fare, I'm sure they'll be happy to send you all the meth heads and heroin addicts you need.

MrsMerkel's picture


Vee do nicht like the drogen-heads

americanspirit's picture

Thanks Gotzegold - just sent each this reference "The law, with its magnificent sense of equality, forbids both the poor and the rich alike from stealing bread or sleeping under bridges." Victor Hugo, Les Miserables

The more things change .....

Osmium's picture

You'll get nothing and like it.

max2205's picture

Somebody has to get paid to clean up the trash after they all litter up the park...just saying

Mike Hunt III's picture

Maybe you missed this part?...."the group has an impeccable track record and always tidies up after the meal"

macholatte's picture



The greatness of a society and its moral progress can be judged by the way it treats its animals.


It could be argued that Muslims treat their animals better than they treat their women.


Looney's picture

Instead of droning them indiscriminately, we should start dropping PORK on their villages - indiscriminately as well! ;-)



Flakmeister's picture

Perhaps a crop duster modified to use bacon grease.....

nmewn's picture


(A fatwah has been issued)

TBT or not TBT's picture

Why not all of the above. We can afford to be whimsical with thing, if the fed keeps the greenbacks coming.

Boondocker's picture

I saw a Muslim strike his wife in the sandbox.... wish I could have dropped him....a religion of  hate and violence....

Osmium's picture

Sandbox?  Never heard that one before.

TBT or not TBT's picture

It's not a body part. It's a planet part.

chemystical's picture

Hasbara out in full force tonight? 

Try this, "It could be argued that jews treat their animals better than they treat their goyim."



* "The non-Jew is consequently an animal in human form, and condemned to serve the Jew day and night."

"The Jews are called human beings, but the non-Jews are not humans. They are beasts."  Talmud: Baba mezia, 114b

"Even though God created the non-Jew they are still animals in human form. It is not becoming for a Jew to be served by an animal. Therefore he will be served by animals in human form."  Midrasch Talpioth, p. 255, Warsaw 1855

"A pregnant non-Jew is no better than a pregnant animal."  Coschen hamischpat 405

"The souls of non-Jews come from impure sprits and are called pigs." Jalkut Rubeni gadol 12b

"Although the non-Jew has the same body structure as the Jew, they compare with the Jew like a monkey to a human."  Schene luchoth haberith, p. 250 b

"If you eat with a Gentile, it is the same as eating with a dog."  Tosapoth, Jebamoth 94b



"If a Jew has a non-Jewish servant or maid who dies, one should not express sympathy to the Jew. You should tell the Jew: "God will replace 'your loss', just as if one of his oxen or asses had died"."  Jore dea 377, 1

"Sexual intercourse between Gentiles is like intercourse between animals."
Talmud Sanhedrin 74b

"It is permitted to take the body and the life of a Gentile."
Sepher ikkarim III c 25

"It is the law to kill anyone who denies the Torah. The Christians belong to the denying ones of the Torah."  Coschen hamischpat 425 Hagah 425. 5

"A heretic Gentile you may kill outright with your own hands."
Talmud, Abodah Zara, 4b

"Every Jew, who spills the blood of the godless (non-Jews), is doing the same as making a sacrifice to God."  Talmud: Bammidber raba c 21 & Jalkut 772

etc etc



Laretes's picture

You find these same statements about non-believers in Christian scripture and the Quran as well. Nothing to see, move on.

Manthong's picture

Feeding them in the park..

kind of like room service.

Manthong's picture

Someone does not agree…

Maybe it is a bit much to ask them to walk to the church or the shelter for free food.

SDShack's picture

The intent is to force them to go get EBT cards and participate in SNAP. To be dependent on govt, not private charities. It's quid pro quo. The govt. gives you bread, you give the govt your vote. What the sheeple don't realize is they have willingly become slaves to feast on the crumbs from the masters table. Hunger does that. When the slaves outnumber the bread from the master, the slaves have to be culled, or revolutions start.

yrbmegr's picture

It's ugly.  Elites turning up their noses at the plight of the less fortunate.  Trying to make the homeless invisible, as if they were not created equal.  Despicable.

Fail2Deliver's picture

That is a shameful new law Columbia. We are better than that.

Ness.'s picture

Apparently you're not better than that.


Although you do have nice golf courses and plenty of strip joints.  Hmmm?  Priorities, right?

Jumbotron's picture

Well.....this is the state, after all, that prides itself in firing the first shot in the defence of slavery.

I guess for South Carolina.....homeless is the new N*gger.


Son of Captain Nemo's picture

And how could you possibly expect anything less from a State that has a two term Senator that is a closet homosexual and establishment "Zionist wonk with" his faithful side-kick John McCain.

Oh almost forgot... A born and raised Federal Reserve Chairman and a flag that has a Palmetto on it!

What could go wrong?!!!

Sinnedi's picture

I guess being tazed for talking about mystery schools that existed before religion is not as bad as Intelligence drivel zionism. 

Sinnedi's picture

I guess being tazed for talking about mystery schools that existed before religion is not as bad as Intelligence drivel zionism. 

Sinnedi's picture

I guess being tazed for talking about mystery schools that existed before religion is not as bad as Intelligence drivel zionism. 

Sinnedi's picture

I guess being tazed for talking about mystery schools that existed before religion is not as bad as Intelligence drivel zionism. 

espirit's picture

Double tapped tazed works very time.

I need Another Beer's picture

Fucking Idiot, the war of Northern Agression was fought over trade and taxes that were imposed by the Northern Industrialists against the South.It won't be be much longer and your boy obama will make lincoln look like a saint. 500,ooo Americans killed under Lincoln's watch, bet ur boy can beat that number

Flakmeister's picture

I may have missed it, did you mention something about the Cornerstone speech?

Charles Nelson Reilly's picture

Recent totals put it north of 700k.

Tom DiLorenzo's book "The Real Lincoln" is a great read -