Blog Prompt Two
Find a Social Issue--
Here in the Twin Cities--
Become an Advocate against it.
The United States is one of the top ten countries to live in in the entire world. Yet within it's borders, hundreds of thousands of families, children, and veterans are homeless. I think this is a bit ridiculous. The government is spending hundreds of billions of dollars on international affairs such as unnecessary wars in Iraq while I am clearly seeing a better way to spend those bucks. Don't get me wrong, I think it is great that the U.S. cares enough to send aid to impoverished countries in the Middles East, South America and Africa, but I find it ridiculous that the government wouldn't show more concern for its own citizens who are spending their nights on the streets without adequate shelter....maybe I just don't understand politics.
In Hennepin county there are nearly 3,000 homeless people, a third of them are children. Most homeless people reported losing their housing because it was simply too expensive. Yea, maybe they were irresponsible with their money, maybe they weren't. It just seems crazy that in a country as wealthy as the U.S. that homelessness would be an issue. As a potential architecture major I hope that some day I will be able to help the issue of homelessness not only disappear from the streets of Minneapolis/St. Paul but help decrease the problem throughout the entire country....maybe the world?