Shawn Vestal, in a recent article (“Spokane’s center is state’s poorest district,” Sept. 29) inadvertently nails a key factor in our homeless problem. He quotes a recent report, “The number of older teens and younger adults whose home life is so unstable, unhealthy, undesirable or unsafe that they prefer to hang around the streets of Spokane rather than be at home.” He then moves on without another word. Hello? Has he or any member of our city council who wrestle with homelessness ever considered that homelessness is simply a symptom of many things that are wrong with our society.
Liberals are trying to blame homelessness on capitalism, telling us that 80% or more is caused by unaffordable housing. Nonsense! They don’t want to discuss the real causes, such as demanding we remove God from nearly every aspect of our lives, celebrating single mothers, advancing ever more social welfare programs, and other liberal causes that have caused our society to break down over the past 50 years.
The solution to homelessness is not more shelters but a return to strong family values. Making it easy to be homeless while continuing to destroy our cultural values has led to our current homeless situation. The fix is in our own homes.