The entire world of people who have, by whatever resource, risen to the state of living and working in conditions that are equal to that of the lowest level of organized civilization, are effectively ignored. No human agency has been able to relieve the miserable poor. Churches of every religion have failed. Governments have failed. The world wide very rich have failed. Charitable institutions have failed. Organizations composed of all of these, like the United Nations, have failed.
There are still people that lack fresh water, edible foods, adequate shelter, and protection from those who are criminals or have power. We tend to think these people live in Africa, China, India, and Arabia. In fact they also live in every country or area of the world. Ours included.
Every metropolitan area in America has a small population of the very poor, homeless, and hungry. In numbers this population may or may not be in the millions, but it is there - and it is a disgrace to everyone else in the country. Almost all economists and social scientists agree that within American borders there is enough natural assets and wealth to provide whatever assistance is needed to:
- raise our nation's impoverished population to minimum liveable conditions
- to employ those who can work
- to educate the impoverished young
WHO IS GOING TO LEAD THE EFFORT?