As I have said many times over, oppression and stupidity are rampant in America. Thank you “The Fifth Column” for this post.
Originally posted on The Fifth Column:
“God comes to the hungry in the form of food…” ~ Ghandi
Where is the soul of the GOP? What’s happened to “the party of Lincoln”?
The Houston City Council voted this week to require prior permission before any citizen may distribute food to five or more people on public property, but local activists are preparing to fight back — and hard.
While the ordinance passed Wednesday night by an 11-6 vote was drastically stripped down from the version supported by Houston Mayor Annise Parker, activists say they’re going to challenge it in court and attempt to gather 20,000 signatures over the next month, which should be enough to trigger a city-wide vote on the ordinance in November.
It turns public property into private property,” Chris Carmona, a civil rights attorney in Houston and volunteer with the charitable group Noah’s Kitchen, told Raw Story on Friday. “We…
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