(Although I don't think it's their intent.)
My position is that the federal government should not be in the food handing out business. (Perhaps very limited in certain situations.) Citizens in local communities can take care of their own needs themselves, as it should be - and as you illustrated.
The problem with discussing SO MANY issues around this place is that people confuse government solutions with private or local solutions. Not all problems should rely on government to provide the solutions. I'm not opposed to giving attention to the problem, I'm opposed to giving government attention to the problem, especially if it means turning its citizens into a dependent class - which is exactly what's happening.
It's actually MORE humane and compassionate to want people free of government dependency instead of being reliant on it. (Maybe it's time I start attacking your values by calling you two the Scrooges.)
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