Rebel With a Cause
It’s been said that a society can be judged by how it treats the most vulnerable members amongst it; that would be our very old and our very young (those not yet born).
Meet Arnold Abbott; ninety years old, and preparing (with gloves I might add) a meal for some hungry folks in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Abbott is facing up to 60 days in jail for breaking an ordinance against the sharing of food in public places; two pastors were arrested as well.
“One of the police officers came over and said ‘Drop that plate right now,’ as if I was carrying a weapon,” Mr Abbott told local TV network KHON2.(1)
Apparently oblivious to the looming public relations disaster Fort Lauderdale Mayor Jack Seiler had earlier promised to arrest anyone breaking the new ordinance. “Just because of media attention we don’t stop enforcing the law,” said Mayor Seiler. Arnold makes hundreds of meals every week for the homeless in Fort Lauderdale’s Sanctuary Church. “I fully believe that I am my brother’s keeper. Love thy neighbor as thy self,” said the church volunteer. He added: “These are the poorest of the poor, they have nothing, they don’t have a roof over their heads. How do you turn them away?”(1)
A concept liberals fail to grasp among many, like, say ECONOMICS, is that big government spawns invasive and totalitarian law enforcement. We are called to follow man’s law UNLESS man’s law violates G-d’s law, sooo I say we get busy and do some social media protesting for Mr. Abbott. Contacts below.
This is the Mayor’s Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/pages/John-P-Jack-Seiler/157916144266749 This is his email: [email protected] Please contact him & ask him to reconsider this new local ordinance that bans the sharing of food in public places. Please consider donating to the defense fund set up to help Arnold Abbott in his fight with Ft. Lauderdale’s mayor and city council: http://www.gofundme.com/ArnoldAbottDefense Also PLEASE share this story far and wide. Thank you. http://youtu.be/qUeKlhpoF5o
One who breaks an unjust law that conscience tells him is unjust, and who willingly accepts the penalty of imprisonment in order to arouse the conscience of the community over its injustice, is in reality expressing the highest respect for law.~Martin Luther King, Jr.