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When basic civil human rights are no longer protected and provided in a country, there's a problem

There's a strong argument to be made that housing is a human right. Here's a breakdown of the key points:

  • International Recognition: The Universal Declaration of Human Rights, adopted by the United Nations in 1948, recognizes "adequate housing" as part of the right to an adequate standard of living.

  • Human Dignity: Safe and secure housing is essential for human dignity and well-being. It provides shelter, privacy, and a foundation for health, education, and opportunity.

  • Social Impacts: Lack of housing can lead to homelessness, poverty, and social exclusion. It can also have negative impacts on physical and mental health.

However, there are also some complexities to consider:

  • Definition of "Adequate Housing":  The UN definition includes factors like security of tenure, affordability, accessibility, and habitability. Fulfilling this right requires more than just providing a roof overhead.

  • Government's Role:  Does the government have a responsibility to directly provide housing, or should it focus on creating an environment where everyone can access safe and affordable housing? This is a point of ongoing debate.

  • Resource Constraints:  Providing adequate housing for everyone can be a significant challenge, especially in areas with high housing costs or limited resources.

The fact that we even need to be debating the rights of American citizens to come before political parties and their agendas, corporate interest is just mind blowing. Too many are so focused on how recent decisions will benefit their part or beliefs and not the bigger picture. When the government no longer holds the best interest of the American people at heart, it's time to clean house and put people...our fellow brothers and sisters, first and demand an entire system overhaul

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