The article about homeless folks moving to the Northland to set up camps (5/19, A-1) disturbed me. We are more worried about property values than the well-being of our fellow humans?
We are so cold-hearted that we’d rather see cops arrest someone for camping out than offer a meal or a listening ear or a ride to a shelter or soup kitchen (neither of which exist in Liberty)? Do we think all homeless people are going to burglarize us, molest our children and wreak havoc in our neighborhoods?
How about, instead of arresting them and destroying their property, we invite homeless people to enjoy a meal with us, get to know them and figure out a way to make life better for them? Would we not want the same?
Because many of us live paycheck to paycheck, there are myriad reasons we could become homeless ourselves: job loss, illness, car problems or tragedy. Remember the Golden Rule: Treat others as you wish to be treated. Work toward restoring hope rather than tearing it down even further.
Our priorities are out of whack. We care more for possessions than people, which will lead to the demise of our community.