Bobbie Carey, San Clemente
Sorry, but I don’t have much compassion for people who steal from our neighborhood grocery stores and then plant themselves in public restrooms to drink and pass out. I also don’t have much compassion for the hordes of new (and native) vagrants in town who loiter on public property and drink and do drugs openly and without consequence. I completely agree with the letter writer who lamented, “What is America coming to?” For those who scoff, watch a brilliant documentary called “Seattle is Dying.”
Why do some people think vagrancy is acceptable? Why are homeless advocates protecting and seemingly celebrating those that are breaking our laws, draining our resources, bringing crime and drugs and drug dealers to our city, overwhelming our police services, polluting our beaches and trashing our town?
I, for one, am tired of having the homeless (yes, it’s a word) shoved down my throat. I resent the fact that we are now required to build them a homeless hotel in town that most vagrants will not use. I will not be shamed for refusing to smile, give a kind word, or worse, give money to drug addicts, thieves, criminals and others who are able to work but instead choose to party in their ocean-view tents on the taxpayers’ dime. There is plenty of help available to these people. They simply don’t want the rules and conditions that go along with the help.
Stop spoon-feeding addicts and anarchists and save your compassion for those who truly want to make their lives better and are willing to pull themselves up and do the hard work it takes to be a decent member of society.