Sign the Petition to

President Obama

Dear Mr. president,
In a time , when the economy has gotten week, the wealth of the nation is in the hands of few and located far and wide from those without it. When the Supreme Court has made money free speech, easy overtaking a crowds voice on any platform. When the Supreme Court has said that citizens rights are not limited to a school, a home, a church, a business, or any other private, public or combined partnership, then we are to state and expect that those same constitutional rights flow out of the buildings , into the sidewalks, the parks, and any place that people may wonder. It because the call to action for those with limited to no resources that suffer the most with the decisions made by those on wall street, by those on capital hill and those in state and local governments everywhere, to state that they have the right to exist, without strings attached, without having to jump through hoops, to be able to live the american dream without harassment of the government or having to find a way to invest in a oligarchy market place, especially when the constitution states all are to be treated equal without naming finances or property ownership as a stipulation.
Such a bill does not need money, but state the houseless have a right to travel, rest, protect themselves from weather, use public spaces for storage, relieve themselves without embarrassment or harassment when no other options are readily available without strings attached, that one can conduct business without harassment from the government, that one can use public utilities to perform proper hygiene that the government and business community asks for as long as they can privatize or secure that space from others interrupting.
5 states have already passed such bills, and those suffering economic hardships are requesting the same rights as their fellow Americans. How great would it be to once again live in a country where the poorest citizen and the richest citizen are offered the same opportunity. One because they have the right and can afford to , the other because they have the right and shouldn't have to be turned away because they couldn't.
Is this not the america we not , from the purple mountains magi-sty, to the prairies, from sea to shiny sea, or shall we continue to not really understand the constitution and burn it to the ground and handcuff the states and continue to sell out our own people? This nation is founded by the people for the people, governed for the people. help those recover who want out and allow those to survive that no longer wish to partake in a system not working for them. As long as the government hides from this issue, turns its back, what more shall the people and businesses do, if the government endorses suffering, restriction, criminalization, abuse and war on these people, but more of the same or more. As Americans we must say enough is enough and allow this growing population to exist, but also to on their own accord without restraint, or payment allow them proper space to do so, with property and space belonging to the community. To do business with their natural or educated strengths with paying with money or resources they don't have. To be able to receive help without being taken advantage of, and being able to do these things with access to the courts at no charge should their rights be violated and they need the government to enforce the task. Where it because a crime for law enforcement not to protect their rights. As in all 50 states its a felony to harm someone because they are a criminal or because they are a government official but no such law is in place to protect those who are abuse, neglected or bullied because they live outside, may not appear professional, lack resources, making them easy prey.
We all would think the Constitution already gives these and other rights to everyone, but right now 200+ years into the experiment we have in this country, we have seen the social safety net Roosevelt started become limited to food and healthcare. It does not account for the persons desire to leave debt behind and work for themselves, The safety net didn't have any right for one providing themselves with shelter, the right to not be force or kidnapped by the government to go into a program where poverty pimps get rich off the idea they can temporarily help you but offer no real permanent solutions.
Further the government does not have the time or resources to actually no how many people are in this population , more and more the fight against those impoverished drive them further into the shadows, into prisons and the black market. Many of the immigrants, those of none traditional relationships, wards of the state, and minorities are the most affected as our the vets we left behind after teaching them to kill for us over resources. This is the disfranchised and silenced population in america, where their greatest chance of being heard is not by local or nation media but Al Jareera! It because it's apparent that with a greater gap between the poor and the wealthy, the none existent middle class, the out of control corporations and the hijacked government, that we not need to stand with the houseless and publicly endorse their right to survive and make a pursuit of happiness like any other of us.
Otherwise the more laws that are passed to violate the rights of the least of us, brings more gentrification. It was when Europe didn't care for the Jewish Peoples rights that everyone else rights were removed , so now we face this same thing here on a more hidden way. You see someone for a few days , a few weeks, then they disappear. When the houseless, working poor, middle class and wealthy see that we are all people , and there is a mysterious glass ceiling keeping us all down, we can rise to true freedom, gain control back and prosperous once again. So speak to your congressman, to your senator , and your friends about the need to provide the horseless with a bill of rights that protects their survival and their right to live, acquire property, an income, and the ability to survive and exist in our communities. Domestic refugees, and urban nomads we shall be no more. Please use your influence with Congress or your Executive power to sign Joanna Nordness National Houseless Bill of Rights into law.

Signed,

Anthony Potter

This petition closed about 3 years ago

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This bill would enact the National Houseless Bill of Rights, which would provide that no person's rights may be abridged, regardless of housing status. The bill would provide that every person has...

This bill would enact the National Houseless Bill of Rights, which would provide that no person's rights may be abridged, regardless of housing status. The bill would provide that every person has the right, among others, to move freely, rest, eat, share, accept, or give food or water, pray, meditate, and practice religion, solicit donations, and practice self-employment in public spaces.

The existence of Houseless persons requires that fundamental rights that are protected in the home and in private places to be extended to the public domain to ensure the equal rights of every person in the nation, Houseless and housed. Every person shall have the following basic human rights, regardless of housing status:

1.         The right to move freely in public spaces without being subject to harassment by law enforcement, public or private security personnel, or a public-private partnership.

2.         The right to rest in public spaces without being subject to harassment by law enforcement, public or private security personnel, or a public-private partnership.

3.         The right to eat, share, accept, or give food or water in public spaces without being subject to harassment by law enforcement, public or private security personnel, or a public-private partnership.

4.         The right to solicit donations in public spaces without being subject to harassment by law enforcement, public or private security personnel, or a public-private partnership.

6.         The right to occupy a motor vehicle or recreational vehicle, either to rest, sleep, or for the purposes of shelter, without being subject to harassment by law enforcement, public or private security personnel, or a public-private partnership.

7.         The right to decline admittance to a public or private shelter, or any other accommodation, including social services programs, for any reason he or she sees fit, without being subject to harassment by law enforcement, public or private security personnel, or a public-private partnership.

8.         The right to pray, meditate, or practice religion in public spaces without being subject to harassment by law enforcement, public or private security personnel, or a public-private partnership.

9.         The right of Houseless people to be secure in their persons, shelters, papers, and effects against unreasonable searches and seizures by law enforcement, public or private security personnel, or a public-private partnership.

10.       Any person whose rights have been violated may enforce those rights in a civil action against any person, entity, public entity, or employee. The court may award appropriate damages, including but not limited to restitution for loss of property and personal effects and belongings, actual damages, compensatory damages, exemplary damages, statutory damages, and reasonable attorney's fees and costs to the prevailing plaintiff.

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