Homelessness in America has been an issue for big cities since the industrial revolution, but things have been changing over the last two decades that have exacerbated the problems. Arguably the biggest reason for the rise in homelessness is ironically one of the policies that were meant to solve other issues: decriminalization of drug use in public.
As we noted in both Seattle and San Francisco, the homelessness and drug abuse problems are directly interconnected. But another element has also seen a direct connection: neutering law enforcement. Both cities are “kinder” than the rest of the country when it comes to drug abuse on the streets, and law enforcement officers have had their hands tied.
Tucker Carlson is tackling the issue with a multi-part series on homelessness in America.
This is an important topic that Carlson is covering, but when he says there’s no obvious solution, I disagree. The problem is most pervasive in cities run by Democrats. Therefore, the solution should be abundantly apparent.