Horses or Homeless

Politics

in this democracy

rarely

follow

the

values

spelled out

in the U.S. Constitution.

This 2015-2016

Primary Scene

is full of

nightly news,

antics,

outrageous statements

and very little

about human rights.

We, the People,

in Order to form

a more perfect Union.

Is there anyplace

in the

Preamble

and 27 Amendments

 that mentions

Central Park Horses?

New York’s Mayor,

who two years ago

expressed

serious ambitions

about improving society,

especially for

the poor,

recently proposed

a bill

to the City Council.

Recognizing that his early proposal

to eliminate

horses and carriages

from New York

 was politically unwise,

 he now proposes keeping

the horses and carriages

only

IN Central Park.

This feat would be accomplished

by building stables

in the Park

which would cost

an estimated $25 million dollars.

This public housing for the horses,

already warmly stabled,

would divert funds

from providing

shelter and housing

for

the more than 55,000

homeless.

In the wake

of a two foot blizzard,

making

such a proposal,

could draw our attention

to the platforms

in the contest

for our next president.

Is this the best

we can do

in the home of

the free and the brave?

Values and the choices

we make

are

about

Real People.

Some

need our help.

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