The NRA has 5 million members and leverages that block to bully the rest of us. Surely, there are 50 million of us that don't want guns to be such a part of our culture. We simply need to organize, spend some money, and vote. It shouldn't be that difficult!
Don't judge a man or woman until you've walked in their shoes. As someone who has had stretches of time where a tent was my home, I have great empathy for those who by misfortune or poor decisions, have ended up on the street. Rather than look at the homeless as a "them", realize that each person you see had a mother, was born into the world with the same possibilities and hope that you did. Society only fails itself by disregarding their plight. So long as we don't acknowledge their humanity, and feel for them as humans, we become indifferent, insensitive and cynical. The homeless are not lesser beings and even if they have made poor choices, they deserve compassion and a chance at a better life.
I only lived in Charleston for a year but one thing that was obvious was the pressure that the lack of student housing put on the market. Rents that are comparable to NYC in some cases. Can't blame the students for moving into less expensive areas, since they're just trying to survive. But it pushes the cost of housing out of reach of those with limited resources.
This event is discontinued, thank you.
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