Atlanta Crowds Riot for Gov't Handouts
EAST POINT, Ga. - Chaos unfolded outside an East Point shopping center on Wednesday morning as thousands of people gathered for their chance at receiving federal housing assistance. Video from the scene of the Tri-City Shopping Plaza showed a large group of people congregating in the parking lot despite extreme temperatures, and tempers were high.
People started lining up on Sunday in hopes of receiving an application giving them the chance to apply for Section 8 housing assistance. Those applications would put them on a waiting list for assistance. This is one of the saddest things I've ever seen. 30,000 people out of a town of 40,000 people showed up to get an application for free housing. These people have lost hope and don't think they will find a home in the next few years. I can't imagine being so desperate and hopeless that I would wait in line for 2 days just to get an application for a section 8 housing that wont be ready for 2 years or more. This happening at the same time President Obama is telling us the worst is over now. Does it feel like the worst is over? I pray that things turn around soon. Because if they don't and more people loose hope in the government, that always lets us down, we will see people doing things they wouldn't normaly do. People are getting angry at the government they voted in because that government told them they would fix things if we gave them all our money and our kids and grandkids money. Those people were sold a bill of goods that has turned out to be useless and we haven't gotten the bill yet. We need to pray for these people that think the government could save them. We need to pray that they don't turn on society and just take what they need or want. When the Democratic Party is sanctioning the theft of the "wealthy" to "redistribute it" will the poor cut out the Democratic Party and just start taking from those that have? And just because the government is taking more from us doesn't mean we don't have an obligation to feed the hungry among us. We must still give of our free will as Jesus Christ asked us to do. When there are people begging for days in the hot sun for housing we need to realize how much we have. And we need to reach into our pantries or pockets to feed those less fortunate then us. Please take the time to reach out to these among us because "only by the grace of God go I". As a Christian I know that when I feed the hungry and less fortunate I'm feeding Christ. But you don't have to be a Christian to be compasionate to the less fortunate. Things are much worse then we know and we need to do all we can to help make this hard life easier for the suffering. I'm planing on fasting for a day so I can walk in their shoes. And with the food I didn't eat that day I will give it to the hungry. I have given most of my garden foods to the needy this year. And I have thanked God for all that He has abundantly given me. Pray,praise and give thanks that you are not the one waiting in line for two days to get a place to live. Put your hope in God not government and you will never loose hope. God Bless