Some social policies are hard to bear
A recent letter reminded me of a warning I received on my last vacation to the Smoky Mountains National Park: Don’t feed the bears. Park officials explain doing so only hurts the bears. Once used to living on handouts, they lose their desire to forage along with their fear of humans. This has resulted in bears breaking into cars and homes and attacking people in search of those easy handouts.
The penalty for feeding a bear in the park is a fine up to $5,000 and possible jail time.
My, what a harsh, cruel and socially unjust policy. When it comes to wanting to live on handouts, bears are being held to a higher standard. Instead, we should use the same policies for the bears the Democratic Party has for people over the past 50 years.
First, let’s have the government dig dens for the bears so they too can have public housing. Since male bears abandon the mama bears to raise the cubs on their own, Aid For Sows With Dependent Cubs is needed. As veterinarian care is critical for good health, Medibear For All must be passed. The Democrat controlled House also can pass a bill allowing bears the right to vote in our elections, just like it did for illegal aliens.
This is a clear opportunity for the Democratic Party to do for the bears of our national parks what they have done for the poor people in our major cities such as Baltimore, Chicago and Detroit. Just think, instead of relieving themselves in the woods, we might to get to see bears taking a crap in the street just like the vagrants of San Francisco.
Kenneth L. Randall