It is essential to the liberal agenda that people believe there would be terrible suffering without government coercion. Therefore, it shouldn’t surprise anyone when that very coercion is used to repress voluntary charity:
A Pennsylvania woman who offers free lunch every day to low-income children in her neighborhood faces a $600-a-day fine next summer if she continues because she did not clear the food giveaway with township officials.
Angela Prattis donates her time to distribute the meals — supplied by the Archdiocese of Philadelphia — and adheres to strict paperwork, like filling out weekly reports and being visited bi-weekly from a state worker, MyFoxPhilly.com reports.
That’s not good enough for the bureaurats, who don’t cotton to competition:
Chester Township, which has a per capita income of $19,000 a year, says Prattis lives in a residential zone, hence handing out food to children is not allowed. The township says she needs to go before a zoning board to ask for a variance, which would cost her up to $1,000 in administrative fees.
Uh oh, we could have a rebel on our hands:
Prattis told The Delaware County Times that she is not going to stop feeding the children in the area.
Prattis must be stopped immediately, before it occurs to people that private charity is much more efficient than our bloated government’s practice of spreading the wealth around.
On a tip from J.