Their strong message was that society has a bigger responsibility to children, families, homeowners, businesses and taxpayers than it does to homeless alcoholics, drug addicts, prostitutes, sex offenders and assorted criminals.
Because there are no homeless families, only homeless criminals.
Because people who are homeless are not anyone’s child, don’t belong to any family, and have never paid taxes in their lives.
Cue Depeche Mode:
I wrote this a couple of years ago:
today is a day for me to reflect a bit on the sacrifices made not just by those six families, but for all families of firefighters. For the wives and husbands who worry and pray when their spouses leave for work, for the children who give up bedtime stories and tuckings-into-bed on the nights their parents work, all so that someone will answer the call when I am in need.
Thank you for your service and sacrifice.
Thank you for answering the call.