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City Stops A Couple From Feeding The Homeless – For Not Having A Permit

A couple in Houston, TX has been providing food for the homeless everyday for over a year.  The city made the couple, Bobby and Amanda Herring, put a stop to their “Feed a Friend” program because they didn’t have a permit and probably wouldn’t be able to get one!  What a bunch of freedom hating assholes!

This is the type of thing our country was founded on.  The idea that the government has no place in our personal lives.  We want to keep our money and help our community the best we can.  These types of laws are the exact kind that have overrun this police state grid.  They want you to stop talking to your neighbors.  They want you to stop helping people.  They want you to spy, keep track and report on them.  Private contractors working for cable companies, electric companies, etc., are all joining citizen “tasks forces” if they see something they think is suspicious they will call Homeland Security and you better bet your ass you will be watched.

Bobby Herring hits the nail on the head:

“We don’t really know what they want, we just think that they don’t want us down there feeding people,” said Bobby Herring, a Christian rapper who goes by the stage name Tre9.


Nothing you can offer is better than what the state can provide, says Kathy Barton from the Health and Human Services Department:

Anyone serving food for public consumption, whether for the homeless or for sale, must have a permit, said Kathy Barton, a spokeswoman for the Health and Human Services Department.

The regulations are all the more essential in the case of the homeless, Barton said, because “poor people are the most vulnerable to foodborne illness and also are the least likely to have access to health care.”


Is she saying poor people are stupid?  Like they can’t make the choice themselves on what they think is safe to eat? – And of all people, the government, is who they should trust?

Amanda Herring said she was frustrated at the city’s sudden stance.

“I’m just really sad,” she said. “I can’t believe for a year we were right out in the open and never had anybody tell us to leave, to stop, to tell us it was wrong. I’m blindsided with it.”


It feels so good to hear about these people coming together to help those in need.  Beauty that only a people can create and never a government:

Bobby Herring said those rules would preclude them from continuing to feed the 60 to 120 people they assisted nightly for more than a year. The food had been donated from area businesses and prepared in various kitchens by volunteers or by his wife.



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