“Stop Birthing Babies
Until There is Value to Man”
In response to your article in Tuesday February 18ths, 2016 paper, “City’s Homeless Struggle to Cope with Cold,” this reader feels citizens should stop birthing babies until there is value to man. Washtenaw County needs to place a greater value on its citizens above tents in the winter and beyond shelters as a solution. I propose the government work on “valuation” of its citizens and provide as a birthright a “Basic Human Package” that includes a financial account and other items such as a dictionary at birth.
There is a need to put into place steps before this kind of dissolution when the people start to spill out into the streets. The citizens should really start to realize that action is needed even for one person sleeping outdoors but in this county it has become the norm. When the leaders do not call a state of emergency when their citizens do not have housing or even food sometimes it’s time to impeach. One answer, which may be one of the only answers, is to value man and offer each citizen a constant prosperity. Without a base income all citizens are in danger. Illness is precarious, jobs are precarious, housing is precarious but a “Basic Human Account” should be a constant fixture that stabilizes mankind.
This citizen wishes to responsibly address the media to find the steps before and after. What needs to be done to execute a base income, perhaps the first of man’s prosperous condition? This citizen would like to chart from this moment to the moment a Basic Human Package could exist. I called the Governor one time and emailed his website a day I had no food and was between jobs and got no response. Washtenaw County and Michigan may be slim on emergency prevention and response, care of citizens and valuation is low. I called the mayor of Ypsilanti to find out if he had any provision for citizens who may not have food and he gave me the number to our prior Congressman, who never responded.
It is as if Michigan has no real scaffolding of a Social System. Even the Mayor might redirect your call and the Gov. may not pick up. I have listened previously to Presidential campaigns and never heard Social System mentioned. I think it was Eisenhower that feared the streets filling up with homeless and built housing projects and created Social Security and DHS. Is this really what the citizens of Michigan want as their Social System?
The current charitable organizations may be to arbitrarily assisting people and this system however beneficial may not be the real solution. I plan to run for office maybe 20 years from now but I’ll start right now campaigning for a “Basic Human Package,” that I think would end homeless, increase intelligence, make us more beautiful, healthy and peaceful.
Afua Serwah Osei-Bonsu
Letter to The Editor