Why is helping people a crime?

An Indiana school superintendent faces felony charges for using her son’s insurance to obtain $233 in medical care for a sick student who couldn’t afford it.
Photo/Madison County Sheriff’s Department

Now we face prison for caring for one another… while government abandons us. An Indiana school superintendent faces felony charges for using her son’s insurance to obtain $233 in medical care for a sick student who couldn’t afford it… In another case, volunteers face felony charges for placing food and water in a desert so immigrant families don’t die on their long, hot trek to the United States. In St. Louis, people are ticketed for feeding bologna sandwiches to the hungry (they are suing).

A Chicago suburban man was ordered to stop having “slumber parties” for the homeless in his basement on freezing nights because it’s a “public safety issue.”

Now an Oroville, CA woman is told she is violating an ordinance by allowing folks who lost everything from the Camp Fire to park their trailers on her property. (She plans to fight back.)

We help each other because the government is failing us, and because our morality demands it. What we need is a government that is controlled by the people and reflects our morality, not the immorality of the rich.

 

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