A National Plan & Strategy
To Break The Cycle of Homelessness"
Narrative by Theodore "Ted" Hayes, Jr., Homeless Activist
The E.G.I.I.P. In Brief
The E.G.I.I.P. calls for the creation
of alternative "Tributaries" to the Mainstream. Those alternatives are
environments in which homeless people can become responsible and productive
citizens to themselves and the Mainstream of society as well.
The creation of these
tributaries, are the transitional phases of the plan that lead results in
the fourth and final phase, which is the establishment of Planned
These transitional phases
are necessary due to the fact that once persons acclimate to the environment
of homelessness immediate replace into the "Mainstream" would be too much of
a shock to them.
The return to or even
first time entry into mainstream of society must be gradual and calculated,
otherwise individuals and their families would eventually react negatively
to placement, and the effort put forth for them would have been in vain.
The Four Phases of Transition
The EGIIP is implemented in four transitional phases: Phase I - The
Intake; Phase II - Orientation and Direction; Phase III - Social Adjustment;
Phase IV - Destination - Mainstream or Decentralization into Planned
21st Century Industrial Communities.
The Transitional Phases:
These transitional phases are necessary due to the fact that once a person has acclimated to the homelessness environment, immediate placement into the "Mainstream" would be too much of a shock. The return to or even first time entry into mainstrream must be gradual and calculated, otherwise the individual would eventually react negatively and the effort put forth would be in vain.
It would take the average Homeless person to transition from Phase I to
Phase IV several months, depending on the amount of self motivation that is exercised.
Essentially, E.G.I.I.P. is calling for the de-centralization of the Urban
Centers and the development of New American communities throughout the
with Los Angeles
as the pinnacle of leadership.
The Philosophy of E.G.I.I.P.
After assessing the homelessness situation in the United States, it is clear
that if we are to actually "break the cycle of homelessness", or even to
"manage" it, there must be a National Plan and Strategy, supported by a
National Policy, which essential is the presentation here.
for any National Plan to achieve its goal, it has to have the fervor of the
"Marshall Plan" (European Recovery Act) for the rebuilding of
at the end of WWII.
Apart from such an "all
out", comprehensive effort against homelessness in
our work is a waste of private as well as public funds, time, and resources.
However, failure to
immediately devise and implement a National Plan could be the very undoing
of our nation, ironically being a nation of homeless peoples, i.e., willing
immigrants and those whom they brought to
The concept of the Exodus Genesis Initiative Plan (EGIIP)
is the only such approach to the ravages of homelessness in the
and the western world.
The EGIIP is derived from
the 12 year experience of Ted Hayes purposely dwelling with Homeless people
in Los Angeles
with the deliberate objective of understanding homelessness and seeking
viable solutions to it.
The EGIIP ultimately leads to the voluntary
exodus of masses of people from dense and over-populated urban areas and
relocating them into "planned", alternative communities, but highly
These new and innovative
"planned" communities will be self sustaining by the production of various
commodities that are 21st Century orientated.
For the moment these
planned communities are called 21st Century Industrial Communities.
The Exiled and
Banished, Outcast of Society
The Homeless are the
populations that have literally been pushed, exiled, banished to the outer
edges of society, what the Bible calls the cast outs or the outcast
because of their economical, political, social, and religious weaknesses.
Not only are they banished
and exiled right within the city itself, but the obstacles placed in their
way are insurmountable denying them entry into the mainstream of society.
Make matters worse,
outcast are publicly maligned and branded as "outlaws" by an increase of
legislating local municipal codes directly aimed at them, because of the
failure of the safety net structures.
The great flaw of society
is that the safety net structures are focused only on trying to catch folks
before they fall to very bottom near the black hole of homelessness.
However, without a viable
mechanism to move folks off the net into productive citizenship, it fills
with the fallen and by shear weight of numbers break the system.
The EGIIP not only assist
the national safety net, but it also move them off into productive
One of the major
causes of homelessness and other social ills is due to and perpetuated by
the density and overpopulation of an area.
Not only is the land and
environment polluted, but the very souls/ psyches of the people themselves.
To attempt to remedy a
social ill caused by the very environment that it is found in, is like
bathing with soaps, oil fragrances in a tub of sewage filth. It is cyclic!
The Mass Exodus
The Exodus/Genesis portion of EGIIP is
the migration of homeless and/or other inner and suburban, including rural
individuals from areas that can no longer sustain them.
This exiting of
populations is as necessary as evacuating a burning building.
Note: If a building filled
with crowds of people is burning, the first to leave would be those nearest
the exit doors. Therefore, it stands to reason that, a city that is "afire"
with terminal social ills, whose "flames" could be "doused" simply by the
exodus of some of its populations,
the homeless should be the first to exit.
Example: If 500 well
educated, highly intelligent, finely cultured and sophisticated people were
locked in a room having the capacity to host only 150 for 3 days, pure
madness would ensue.
The psychological, social
and physical illnesses that would be conceived and developed is
As civil as those people
are and were even trained to be, the natural law of "survival of the
fittest" would dictate that the strongest must survive, while the weakest
are to be pushed out of existence.
Not that this law is necessarily a bad principle, for it is the order
that allows for the continuation of the species! However, in our zeal to
personally survive, we must remember that we are human beings with the
ability to think through some of these natural laws towards better
In the "overcrowded
room", food, clothing, money, medicine, counseling, etc., are not what is
needed to alleviate the suffering that is occurring, but rather, more space.
If more room were
available, the people could spread out and calm down, hence, causing the
cessation of at least half, if not most, of the ills related to human
Since we cant enlarge the
room, the next best and most sensible alternative is to free some of the
people to eave it.
Naturally, the people who
would have the honor to be relieved from that horrible, overcrowded
condition would be the ones nearest the door.
It is they who are
fortunate enough to be pushed from the middle to the outer "edges" by the
strongest, because they get to leave the horror first.
And the first shall be last, and
the last shall be first The Bible
Historically Normal: Why Not Now?
The EGIIP concept is not calling
for something new in the development of civilization in human civilization,
but that which has been a tried and true practice since of human societies
Being social creatures, we
tend to eventually migrate from rural to urban areas, or cease to be nomadic
and settle down to building established villages, towns and sprawling
When these cities become
sprawling urban centers with the social ills resulting from the pollution of
construction density and overpopulation, accompanying them, a dire need for
new spaces emerge with that people.
"free" open frontiers do not exist, then the expanding peoples militarily
takes land from others.
Forcefully taking already
settled lands from other peoples is wrong, however, the issue here is the
fact that land space is needed and must be attained one way or the other for
The Biblical, Historical, Hebrew Exodus From
According to the Book of Exodus
of the Hebrew Scriptures, the Torah, ancient Hebrew peoples exited the
because of social, economic, political and religious oppression.
Their condition, slavery,
which was brought on by the rejection that they received from the mainstream
of Egyptian society which was intolerable!
If the Hebrew people could
not be accepted in that society as having equal justice and opportunities,
then they must leave, exit it.
After some fancy and forceful
persuasion, the Egyptian society realized that a massive exodus of the
Hebrew people would be in its best interest.
The rejected Hebrews
literally left that repulsive land on the continent of
to go another land called
There they would begin a
new life (* Genesis) where they were no longer oppressed, but at liberty to
live as they envisioned GOD of their fathers wanted them to, and take on the
succeeding responsibilities that goes with freedom.
Not only were
the Hebrew people elated about leaving a hostile environment to seek a new
life, but the Egyptian people themselves were eager and glad to see them go,
thanks to good persuasion tactics. In fact, they even helped to finance the
great exodus with reparations.
However, instead of instantly arriving
to the new land, after they had left the old, the Hebrews migration was
gradual and transitional (40 years).
The purpose of the
"transitional" period was for the people to unlearn the old destructive ways
of the society that had rejected and pushed them to its outer edges, in
order to adapt to the productive ways of a new one.
concept holds true today. For what ever reasons, society has given birth to
homelessness, and rejected the people entrapped or held bondage to it.
response to resolve the tragedy is to attempt to mainstream Homeless
People; the unacceptable is to leave the situation as is; the intolerable is
to outlaw and imprison them; the last option, is EXODUS and re-settle.
Exodus With Transition
If the exodus is to be successful, it
will have to take place transitionally.
In other words, between
Point A, the urban center, and Point B, the new land, there must be period
in which the peoples of the Exodus have the opportunity to shed old ways,
while learning the new ways of the new life to be.
This gradual, transitional
process will prevent a state of shock which will impede the progress of the
EGIIP. Any effort to simply "round-up" the homeless and immediately remove
them from the urban area to some remote location without transition, nor
means of support is cruel, insensitive, inhumane and unjust.
Also any such effort must
and will be met with demonstrative opposition from the American people, led
by me. The concept of Transition is the "back-bone" of the EGIIP which is
designed to "break the cycle of homelessness" and empower homeless people.
To attempt an exodus
without transition, is foolish, thoughtless and doomed to failure.
* The Three Component "Keys"
For the exodus of the ancient
Hebrew people from
to actually occur it has to have three interlocking components.
They are: government
cooperation; a destination (land); and most importantly, the will of the
Frankly, through the
process of elimination of the options, they realized, as did the Egyptian
people, that exodus was the only viable way to resolve the crisis.
The Pilgrims Exodus of
and The American Dream
pilgrims, that original collective of individuals who made that first
journey across the North
Atlantic Ocean to
also recognized that they had no other recourse, but to leave
They reasoned for obvious
reasons not to continue their attempts to re-enter the mainstream of that
continents nations! So the
instead, left it.
Remember, the religious, political, economic and
social oppressions of mainstream towards these peoples must have been pretty
horrible for them to uproot from their native lands, become homeless in
transition, brave the cold, dangerous waters of the ocean, suffer the misery
of uncertainty, all in order to begin (Genesis) a new home in
The success of the Pilgrims was the American Dream of Liberty,
and land crying "send these, the homeless".
That dream drew them!
However, we must never forget, that it was the European Nightmare of
bondage, cruelty, lack of space that chased them out of
This wonderful American
dream drew and drove them!
Also, multinational corporations invested
in the American Dream, the British Government, and of course, the will of
It must be emphasized that
any Exodus that does not have the component of the Will of The People to
exit, is oppression and exile. It must and will be resisted.
After the Pilgrims made that
first successful landing on the North American continent at what became
known as Plymouth,
other Europeans uprooted and followed them.
Out of necessity, they
caught the fever of the American Dream, and escaped the European Nightmare,
becoming homeless in order to start a new home.
It was out of this
necessity to be free from the oppressions of
and to have a free future for their descendants that they built
into the great nation of immigrants, i.e., homeless peoples and chattel
slaves that it is today.
The French people acknowledged and saluted
our American ancestors in all that they believed and all that they achieved
when they presented this nation of homeless peoples with a giant statue
called Liberty Enlightening the World, later titled, the Statue of Liberty.
Inscribed on the
plaque held in the right arm and hand of "Ms. Liberty" is a poem written by
Emma Lazarus entitled "The New Colossus", which sums the whole idea of the
exodus from the state of oppression to an existence of "life, liberty, and
the pursuit of happiness". The woman says to the lands of oppressions,
"Give me your tired,
your huddled masses
yearning to breathe free.
The wretched refuse
on your teeming
send thesethe Homeless,
the tempest tossed, to me.
lift my lamp
beside the golden door".
Exiled Immigrants-Homeless Peoples
Ironically, the statue is
also called the Mother of Exiles. The original founders of the American
peoples were outcast, exiles from their own lands of nativity.
The spirit of the Mother
of Exiles says to the world, "I will take the rejects of your society. I
will offer them freedom in exchange for their necessity to invent a new and
better life, which will make me great."
It has been said that "One
mans garbage is another mans treasure." Apparently, the "Mother of
Exiles" has a sister whose name is "Necessity, the Mother of Invention."
Is it any wonder, in just
a few hundred years ,
has given birth to a new and possibly the greatest nation in the history of
United States of America.
This country is a nation of exiled immigrants who have intense
Where there isnt any
need, there is no desire, where there is no desire, there is no dream, where
there is no dream there is no vision, where there is no vision the people
Today homelessness in
need not be viewed as shameful, nor un-redeemable.
Homelessness is the tool
of remembrance. It is to cause us to look back and reflect on the plight of
our brave ancestors, and out of the dire need to "breathe free", draw upon
our "Yankee ingenuity" and solve the homelessness problem.
It is the
ravaging nature of homelessness in
that will ultimately shake us out of our lethargy, causing us to rise up and
invent innovative tools that will propel us forward into a great third
can have the opportunity to reinvigorate the flame of Liberty Enlightening
the World, that Homeless peoples exiled around the earth will be inspired
with hope and vision to overcome any obstacle that challenges them.
For Americans to
reject Homeless People, is to "fly in the face" of our ancestors betraying
their pilgrimage, their suffering, and sacrifice.
To oppress the Homeless is
to oppress ourselves. Its a mockery of the American Dream, turning our fore
parents vision into the American Nightmare.
What is being proposed
in the EGIIP is not new. Along with other exodus of history, EGIIP is simply
a dream "deeply rooted" in the American Dream. In fact, it is the evolution
of the American Dream.
With the homeless populations becoming what
they are, and the threat that homelessness poses to the American
civilization, it is time that we metaphorically turn the Statue of Liberty,
the Mother of Exiles around from calling to lands elsewhere, to facing this
Allow her to move away
from the overburdened urban centers to new territories within the
Let her cry out this time to
"Give methe wretched refuse in your teeming cities,
send these, the Homeless, the tempest tossed to me,.."
As soon as we do, we can rest assured that
her sister "Necessity, the Mother of Invention" will inspire and stir the
"Yankee genius" inherent in all of us to devise solutions to our needs.
The American Exodus, "Go West Young Man, Go West".
migration movement West from the
is another example that EGIIP is not a new idea.
This migration came as a
result of social pressures on over-populated eastern cities lacking
gainful employment opportunities, thereby rejecting people.
Instead of repeating the
oppressions of Europe
against their ancestors whom they exiled, the American people and their
government provided people with the option of staying, attempting the
daunting task of re-entering the mainstream or exiting and traveling to a
new destination in the western territories of the North American continent.
"Go West, young man. Go West".
Over the years, populations left the
eastern cities and headed west in what is termed the "Homestead Movement".
Gradually, the American
immigrants who moved westward into the Louisiana Territory and beyond the
Mississippi River, and on into what became the Western states of the
Dakotas, Montana, Wyoming, Nevada, New Mexico, Arizona, Texas, Colorado,
California, Oregon, Washington State, etc.
Its as though the
immigrants which later became known as Settlers, were being led by the
Mother of Exiles and her sister the Mother of Invention, into these new
In order for the
to become as great as it is today, it could not afford to let its
populations languish in its east coast cities, but rather devised a plan
that could help them while simultaneously strengthening itself.
It was in the best
interest of the
and the American peoples to develop a plan of Exodus and Destination
The only regret is that the plan came at the horrible and
nightmarish expense of the Native Peoples a major issue yet to be addressed
by the American peoples and our government.
The Great Mormons
Another example of the Exodus/Genesis (leaving and going to)
concept is that of the Mormon or Church of the Latter Day Saints in the
In 1847, due to religious
persecution, (which led to social, political, and economic repression) in
the states of New York, Ohio and Missouri, the Mormons exited and went to a
region now known as Salt Lake City Utah.
By 1849, these outcasts
went on to organize for themselves a civil government.
In 1850, The Congress of
created the area into the
Then finally in 1896, Utah was admitted into the United States as the 45th
state of the Union. Today, Salt Lake City, the Capital of Utah, is one of
the most thriving cities in the world. America can now be proud of the very
peoples whom were cast out of mainstream society by religious oppression.
Ironically, the very thing that the original ancestors left
over, their descendants were practicing on another people.
However, the spirit of Ms.
Liberty and that of her sister Necessity, moved to
and cried "Send these, the homeless, the tempest tossed to me."
In this case, the
three components for an exodus were not there simultaneously, but rather
The first two were the
will of the people (Mormons themselves) and their own investments; finally
the government sanctioned their exodus and its subsequent results.
Liberia, Africa, The Great Monroe Plan For
In the 1830s,
President James Monroe along with Black leaders of the time devised a plan
that would exodus freed Black slaves from America back to continental West
When the three components
were in place, the government; corporate/business investment; and will of
the freed slaves themselves, a ship load of Black people left the
and sailed back to Africa.
They finally settled in
the region now known as
its capital city was named after the President who initiated the
Plan For Black Americans
the American Civil War, President Abraham Lincoln proposed a plan to the
Black leadership at the time of a mass exodus from the
to a region in Central
America. Of course, this was
President Ullyses S. Grant proposed another similar plan, that also was
rejected by Black peoples
Post Civil War Exodus of Blacks From
The South To The North
At the end of the American Civil War,
thousands of emancipated Black peoples, particularly men, exited the
oppressive South, and went to the Northern cities such as Chicago, New York,
Detroit, Washington D.C. etc., where they could have a Genesis of life.
Lands of the Exiles:
and the State of
- The continent nation of
was originally settled by outcast and social exiles of
prison inmates from overcrowded prisons.
(Including Georgia ) - Used As A Receptacle For Englands Unwanted
Before the War of 1776, the British government regularly shipped many
convicts to its American colonies.
The practice, called
Transportation, helped to relieve overcrowding in British jails. Of course,
the people in prison who were Transported were those who had not committed
dangerous capital crimes (murder, etc.), but rather those of nuisance, such
crimes as petty stealing, street brawling, owing debts, loitering, public
inebriation, trespassing, etc.
These are crimes that a
person would commit as a consequence of their social, economic, political
status in society.
They are those individuals
who have been pushed out of mainstream into a state of exile within their
own land...Homeless. (*"Send these").
If there is a silver lining
in this seemingly insensitive practice, is that the removal of inmates who
were not serious criminals, allowed space for those who were, and needed to
be put off the streets for the safety of all citizens, including those who
Apparently, the government officials were realistic
about these peoples prospects of becoming productive in the mainstream
so as an alternative, it provided them a "free ticket" to an opportunity to
start their lives anew.
Being transported to the
colonies was better than being confined in prison, or living in the filthy
and dangerous oppressive streets of English cities.
Also, though risky, those
minimum security inmates will, at least, get another chance at life by being
relocated to a destination in the wonderful new world of the American Dream.
Compared to what they had,
its as though they had won the "lottery". For the first time their homeless
status meant that they were important and needed to help their country.
In this case homelessness
was not the end of their life, but indeed the beginning, the Genesis, of a
new and adventurous one.
They were going to
and opportunities. Of course, they werent asked to go, they were just sent
against their will. ("send thesethe homelessto me"), which will not nor
can not be the case in the New Exodus within
according to the EGIP.
When the Revolutionary War ended
could no longer send these convicts to the colonies in
so they had to find another place to Transport them. In 1786, the British
government decided to start a prison colony specifically for British
convicts in New South Wales, Australia.
The demographics of the
original settlers were 500 males and 160 female convicts; about 200 British
soldiers who served as guards, with about 30 of their wives and a few
It was during the 1790s
that other British and Irish citizens voluntarily went to
New South Wales
in search of the "Australian Dream", and exiting the oppressions of
From 1786 until the mid
1900s most of the people immigrating to
were English and Irish. However, after WWII ended in 1945, the government
began a special exodus to Australia for mainland or continental Europeans
who had been made homeless by the war.
Today, Australia is a
thriving, progressive nation with many prosperous cities such as Sydney, and
Melbourne. In fact, the Summer Olympics of year 2,000 A.D. will be hosted by
wilderness land has become a major world power based on an exiled peoples
need to survive. As the
who has a similar
was created by the spirit of
Mother of Exiles, and Necessity, Mother of Invention.
In the original settlement of
New South Wales,
one of the three components needed for a just exodus was missing in the
In this case, the
government did not ask the then prison inmates whether or not they wanted to
go, but rather ordered them. The will of the people was not involved, at
least not at first. The funds, transportation and resources were also
made available by the private sector.
It was only later that the
Transported people realized the new opportunity that they had unwittingly
received by being sent to Australia. Later in the mid 1790s, many other
peoples went there voluntarily after the successful venture of those earlier
"prison colony" settlers of 1786.
Unfortunately, this Exodus
and Genesis of fleeing Europeans into
New South Wales,
oppressed the local Aboriginal peoples into a state of homelessness within
their own homes, as the Native peoples of
suffered a similar fate at the hands of Europeans.
One of the most profound Exodus
experiences in recent history is that which has led to the creation and
continued development of the modern Jewish State of Israel!
In the late 1800s, in
response to oppression, European Jews formed a movement called Zionism for
the purpose of establishing a Jewish State in
The people of Israel left Europe and created hundreds of tiny
communities called Kibbutzim, in the Middle East where they worked hard and
efficiently to cultivate the barren land, which led to the formation of the
Sovereign State of Israel.
with a population of 806,000, officially became a sovereign state. Between
1948 and the mid-1980s, 1.8 million Jews migrated to
The vast majority came
has a population of 4.4 million people.
The tiny state has grown
to be one of he most advanced nations in high technology and military might.
it was the spirit of
the Mother of Exiles and Necessity, the Mother of Invention that inspired
those Jewish exiles to leave the oppressions of
to go and build the State of Israel in the face of all odds.
has grown to a dangerous point of density and overpopulation due to the
birth rate and massive immigration of Jews who are part of the continuing
Exodus from what they consider oppressive societies.
In order to alleviate this
problem, the Israeli government is planning a massive Exodus from the Urban
areas of the north, south into the Negev Dessert. By utilizing technological
will cultivate the dessert into a habitable environment in which people can
live and prosper.
*Again, The Three Components
case of the State of Israel, all three components were present in its
creation; the government i.e. the United Nations, which voted to designate a
certain region of Palestine for the Israeli State; resources from
governments and private investments; and of course, the will of the Jewish
peoples. Unfortunately, many of the Arab peoples were not willing for the
Jewish State to exist and still resist it.
Aspect of EGIIP Initiative - By no means is the EGIIP the "end all, to cure
all". It is designed to initiate a national movement to devise a plan to
eradicate homelessness in
It is not possible for the
JHUSA organization to meet such a daunting task alone, however its
objective is to stimulate a broad based effort to that end.
concept itself is simply a catalyst. It is not even the Phase I of the
EGIIP, but rather a laboratory or test model, for what can be achieved.
Though the village concept
is "a test", it nevertheless embodies or contains the elements and seed
components for a national approach to breaking the cycle of homelessness.
Actually the Dome Village is a seed for a national plan with the necessary
"seeds" that will manifest in their due seasons, i.e.,.roots, trunk, bark,
sap, branches, leaves, blossoms, fruit, back to seed.
Incentive - In order
for there to be a national plan to break the cycle of homelessness
incentives for all participating parties: government, corporate business,
and the will of the people who are the subjects of concern.
The Two Incentives
There are two kinds of
incentives that are equal for them all, they are; The Draw and the "Kick In
The Ass (KITA) Incentives.
The "Draw " Incentive is one that
demonstrates or convinces the participant that the plan would benefit and
prosper them. In other words, "If you do such and such, you will receive
what you invested, plus interest. It is good for you!"
Incentive is one that demands compliance, or expects negative and
destructive results. Generally, human beings will not function
unless a very strong reason prevails, such as survival. KITA says to the
homeless person, "Either get off the streets through one or several of the
provided venues, or become subject to arrest facing time in jail.
However, KITA also speaks to the non-homeless who are in positions of
influence, affluence and power. It says, "Get the homeless off the streets,
or face health and safety problems, which leads to business flight".
The issue is not "getting
the homeless off the streets" but rather the tactics by which its done. At
present, local municipalities are legislating laws specifically aimed at the
Though it may eventually achieve its goal, it
would have been at the cost of our freedom, because law enforcement was used
to do it.
It will make
a fascist state.
The prospects of this
action is repulsive to American people. Fascism is what American
peoples have always fought against. To succumb to it will be a betrayal of
our ancestors. KITA says, "Fix it, or else".
In order for any
national plan to be significantly effective, including the EGIIP, it must
have points of self interest to everyone involvedThe Government, Businesses
and Corporations, the people - local communities, the Homeless themselves.
Should the United States fail to act nationally on homelessness in
America, the worst scenario are:
* the Homeless
populations will increase in numbers and complexities;
* the streets and public places of social gathering will be inundated with
the people residing in them, accompanied by the subsequent trash and filth;
* general concerns of the growing threats
to local business and neighborhood interests, and to public health and
safety will cause a PR backlash that is presently leading to the persecution
of the Homeless Peoples through the legislation of local municipal codes
specifically designed against them (Outlaws) and their existence;
* the eventual arrest and incarceration of the masses of Homeless peoples
into boot or work camps and other various forms of penal institutions, which
will turn the U.S. Federal and local governments into fascist states.
All of this disaster will come about because
abandoned the Just Cause, and chose law enforcement to resolve social
maladies, such as homelessness.
If this occurs, all that
our founding parents struggle for, "life, liberty and pursuit of
happiness.." will be lost.
The spirit of liberty will
leave this land, taking her inventive sister Necessity along with her.
has postured itself in its short history as the champion of Freedom,
Democracy, Civil Liberty, Justice, and Human Rights within the
American can ignore the ancient cry of the heritage of
our founding parents thereby betraying their suffering, or we can fulfill
the yearning of all peoples to breathe free, by our example to justly
resolve a deep, emotional, political, social crisis.
Of course, homelessness
has been with human civilization from the beginning of recorded history.
Yes, it is a huge and practically impossible task to manage or tame
homelessness throughout the world.
Yet, as the late Robert F.
Kennedy believed, so must we: "Some men see things as they are and ask 'why
I dream things that never were, and say Why not?".
Why not resolve
We have the resources, the
technology and the will of the people to accomplish it.
Why not? It
is in all of our best interest
A Basic Blue Print