And listen to some of the radical ideas emanating from Paris. Did you know that the French Constitution guarantees a right to housing? One French official even suggested this week that housing should be a guaranteed right, just like "health care and education." Health care a guaranteed right, and housing? Why that's socialism! If we guaranteed housing to everyone in the good old U.S.A., what would happen? Everyone might have......ah......ah......a place to live. Hell no, we can't do that. We didn't beat the Nazi's and win the Cold War so Americans could have housing and health care. We fought those battles so Americans could have, ah......ah......freedoms. Yes, so I could have the freedom to live in my house and not have the government take it away and give it to a homeless person. And besides, if everyone had a guaranteed place to live and cheap health care, the terrorists will win.
A homeless advocacy group set up tents in Paris and asked Parisians to spend a night away from their houses and apartments just to see what it was like to live on the streets--many have done it. And both presidential candidates, Segolene Royal (Socialist-left), and Nicolas Sarkozy (UMP-conservative), have promised to tackle the issue of housing and homelessness. Funny thing, the number of homeless people in all of France is probably about the same as the number in Los Angeles alone. But of course, it's not a problem in this country is it?
Did this issue even come up in the 2004 American election--or any campaign before that? Is there any homelessness legislation on the floor of Congress now? And the French didn't think the Iraq War was a good idea either, did they? It's no wonder Americans despise the French......they are simply right about too many things.