SACRAMENTO HOOVERVILLE MOVE TO STATE FAIRGROUNDS BETTER OR WORSE?

California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger said he is moving "tent city" residents (those stuck in a Sacramento Hooverville) to California's State Fairgrounds (Cal-Expo). Will the state treat the people the right way? Will the people of the state help the homeless via a good neighbor, Good Samaritan policy? The plan is for only 3 months. That's not good. The plan calls for a shelter.

Putting all those people under one roof, if that's the plan, is not a good idea. It's dehumanizing. They need detached units. They aren't all likeminded. ("Schwarzenegger Opens California Fairgrounds to Homeless Camp," by Michael B. Marois. Bloomberg. March 25, 2009.)

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    Employment: 2008 - present, website developer and writer. 2015 - present, insurance broker. Education: Arizona State University, Bachelor of Science in Political Science. City University of Seattle, graduate studies in Public Administration. Volunteerism: 2007 - present, president of the Real Liberal Christian Church and Christian Commons Project.
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    • Thomas James

      Speaking about the infamous Robot Terminator who is called Arnold Schwarzenegger I just had a conversation with family about him where they were praising him as such a dedicated civil servant because he uses his own money to fly his private jet to commute back and forth to the State Capital and he only charges the state one dollar per year for his salary. Of course I called them on that statement and said that this so called act of charity was but a tiny insignificant fraction of his total wealth of millions and millions of dollars that he has hoarded up for his own personal use at a time when a massive amount of teachers are being fired because of lack of state funding and that we should really quustion the value of these overpaid celebrities and sports heroes.

      Of course I was immediately rebutted and told that Arnold works very hard for his money so of course he deserves it and that I should take an economics class where I would learn that it is a wise investment to pay for top talent because that is what sells more movie tickets.

    • Well, Thomas, your situation is exactly what Jesus was talking about when he said he came to divide. You have members in your family who don't believe.

      Require them to interpret the following in light of their views on Arnold Schwarzenegger and capitalism:

      But if I by the finger of God cast out demons, then is the kingdom of God come upon you. When the strong" man "fully armed guardeth his own court, his goods are in peace: but when a stronger than he shall come upon him, and overcome him, he taketh from him his whole armor wherein he trusted, and divideth his spoils. He that is not with me is against me; and he that gathereth not with me scattereth."

      (Luke 11:20-23 ASV)

      "Think ye that I am come to give peace in the earth? I tell you, Nay; but rather division: for there shall be from henceforth five in one house divided, three against two, and two against three. They shall be divided, father against son, and son against father; mother against daughter, and daughter against her mother; mother in law against her daughter in law, and daughter in law against her mother in law."

      (Luke 12:51-53 ASV)

      And he said unto them, "With desire I have desired to eat this passover with you before I suffer: for I say unto you, I shall not eat it, until it be fulfilled in the kingdom of God."  And he received a cup, and when he had given thanks, he said,  "Take this, and divide it among yourselves: for I say unto you, I shall not drink from henceforth of the fruit of the vine, until the kingdom of God shall come."

      (Luke 22:15-18 ASV)

      How do they read it?

      That's not rhetorical. I want their answers or silence before you. If you have not mischaracterized, you are speaking right and they are blatantly rejecting Christ.

      The real peace is reserved in the end for the righteous alone.

      Tom Usher