Score One for the 1st Amendment & Helping Others


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A U.S. federal court has ruled that people have the Constitutional right to distribute food in a public place. The homeless can now be fed in public places without the Good Samaritans fearing arrest for their kind act!

Kindness Wins

Sources: and Leo at Not All News is Bad

With love,



About russtowne

I'm awed by the beauty of nature and the power of love and gratitude. Some of my favorite sensory experiences include waves crashing on rocky shores, waterways in ancient redwood and fern-filled forests, and rain. My wife and I have been married since 1979. We have 3 adult children and 5 grandchildren. I manage a wealth management firm that I founded in 2003. My Beloved is a Special Education teacher for Kindergartners and First Graders. I'm a published author of approximately 60 books in a variety of genres for grownups and children.
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8 Responses to Score One for the 1st Amendment & Helping Others

  1. Well, bloody hell! I have friends in California who were told they could no longer distribute food to the homeless. Thank God for this victory!

  2. ksbeth says:

    that certainly sounds like a humanistic no brainer, but….glad they made it legal now

    • russtowne says:

      It’s sad that they had to make a federal case out of it before a court finally decided the law was unconstitutional. A 90-year old man and two priests were arrested just for handing out food to the homeless in a public place.

  3. I did not know this was against the law!!!! I’m glad common sense prevailed somewhere!

  4. This is the way it should be

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