If it is true that a nation will be judged on how well it treats it’s Veterans, this nation is in for some SEVERE Judgement.
In a perfect world governments wouldn’t be providing anyone with shelter, except the military. However, if governments go into the shelter business, shouldn’t US citizens rather than illegal immigrants have first claim? From Steve Lamb at cfpup.org:
After an absence of nearly 40 years, I visited Skid Row in Los Angeles. In my Pentecostal youth, I volunteered to provide services to the folks who lived there. They were predominantly WWII and Korean War male veterans, mostly white, single and alcoholics.
The world has changed. In 1970, L.A. County had a population of 7 million; today it’s about 10.3 million. When I helped on Skid Row, there were about 1,500 people living there, and the population of down & out was largely limited to that area.
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