Week In Review: April 24-28

by Travis Mateer

This week’s review begins with the topic garnering national attention for Montana, but it doesn’t end there because some other things HAVE actually happened, like homeless camp clean-ups! While Montana is getting negative attention for legislation dealing with trans-issues, check out what Oregon is trying to do:

Thankfully Democrats aren’t able to do anything this dumb in Montana because they don’t have any real power at the state level. If they did, would the REMOVAL of trash be criminalized if a homeless person felt it was a form of harassment?

Were this the case, a clean-up I assisted with on Friday might have netted us a lawsuit. Here is a picture of how much more trash was removed on Friday after the Earth Day clean-up nearly a week previous:

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Thanks for reading/listening!

About Travis Mateer

I'm an artist and citizen journalist living and writing in Montana. You can contact me here: willskink at yahoo dot com
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1 Response to Week In Review: April 24-28

  1. John Kevin Hunt says:

    The answer to your rhetorical question is “no.” A right to rest and a ban on unhealtht accumulations are hardly mutually xclusive.

    FYI, in this federal Curcuit shared by Monfana and Oregin, IT IS ALREADY UNCONSTITUTIONAL TO CRIMINALUZE URBAN CAMPING unless the jurisdiction has sufficient safe shelter space available, and the is true of “no sleep.or lie” ordinances; there must lawful places actually available to the arrestee that are accessible without undue hardship. This country has not (yet) made it mandatory to have a residence, to register to vote, or to have a job. That, I would think, would be a good thing aa far as all kinds of libertarians are concerned. But like “socialism,” the word “liberty” has been seriously distorted by culture warriors.

    I wouldn’t get too apoplectic about it. After Dobbs, it won’t be a heavy lift for the Federaliat Society incompetents, drunks, liars, bribe-takers, dimwits and crooks in the SCOTUS majority to hold that you have no right to rest when you are tired, and no right to sleep, either.

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