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August 17, 2012

City Government to Good Samiritan: 'Do Not Feed the Children'

Topics: Political News and commentaries

Angela-Prattis.jpgThe liberal agenda needs people to believe that everything comes from the government and there would be terrible suffering without government's hand in absolutely everything (i.e., Obama's war against religion). So it should come to no one's surprise when that hand is used to repress private charity and even good samaritans:

A Pennsylvania woman who offers free lunch every day to low-income children in her neighborhood faces a $600-a-day fine next summer if she continues because she did not clear the food giveaway with township officials.

Angela Prattis donates her time to distribute the meals -- supplied by the Archdiocese of Philadelphia -- and adheres to strict paperwork, like filling out weekly reports and being visited bi-weekly from a state worker, reports.

"Angela saw it as a way to contribute to the community in a positive way," Anne Ayella, a member of the archdiocese, said. "There was nothing in it for her."

However, such adherences and good will on her part mean nothing to the bureaucrats, whose obsession and agenda to control every aspect of people's lives compel them to replace private charity with taxpayer-sourced government handouts drives them to stop this 'dangerous' (to their agenda) woman:
Chester Township, which has a per capita income of $19,000 a year, says Prattis lives in a residential zone, hence handing out food to children is not allowed. The township says she needs to go before a zoning board to ask for a variance, which would cost her up to $1,000 in administrative fees.
More simply put, in the mindless liberal-progressive view of the bureaucrats, Ms. Prattis has to be stopped -- the fact that private charity is so much more efficient and effective at helping people than government is with taxpayer dollars is just too much for them to handle. After all, they're suppose to be the one and only source of "spreading the wealth" around ... even though they're so very ineffective, inefficient, and waste so many taxpayer dollars trying to do it. The nanny state must prevail.

Posted by Hyscience at August 17, 2012 10:25 AM

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