On Thanksgiving Day, 2007, Jack had some comments to make to the nation.
"I ask you, is there anything worse than being homeless on a holiday, abandoned by society, but not by God. Many have nowhere to go or anyone to love them. Only when Americans love all men, will they grow spiritually as a nation. Unfortunately, the nation is going backwards.
How can anyone enjoy a holiday meal when their countrymen are rummaging through garbage cans for food? We ask that all Americans take a moment to pray for those who do not have what they do and who at that very moment are living in the cold or in fear or are unhealthy and who must beg, borrow or steal for the most minimal food.
Every mid-size town should have shelters and this could be easily accomplished. America must look for private enterprise as the first choice to build more shelters. But, this is not being done as the rich are holding to the motto of “Let them eat cake.”
When the economy finally collapses, the government must be prepared to help and also build shelters. If people are not given help, there will be dire consequences.
So, in conclusion here are the points to our program: 1. Get the homeless off the streets. 2. Provide anyone with medical care who needs it. 3. Have food and beverages for the homeless. 4. Start a program called from Streets to Splendor or something like that.
THIS IS HOW PRIVATE ENTERPRISE CAN DO IT, THROUGH FUNDRAISERS AND PERSONAL FUNDS. THEY CAN GET THE MONEY.
Families with children should be helped first. Children linger on the streets tonight that live like Oliver Twist.
There must be some type of food banks provided by the wealthy. No one should go without a meal. Bobby wants some new types of federal and state programs to get to the bottom of this catastrophe
So let’s take the money from the perpetual war in Iraq and move it to these programs. Let’s take care of our own nation and end the strife and the fear and the saber rattling and move into a new world.
We need a new land where all can prosper, where wages aren’t depressed and prices inflated. Bobby says perhaps the poverty level index can be raised.
What kind of nation lets 35 million of its people go hungry each night?
We will not rest on these issues until hunger is erased in the nation. America will not advance one step further spiritually until it shelters the homeless and feeds the hungry. The new program should be titled, Three Meals a Day.
The days must end when Americans are shackled to the fear of poverty; day and night, the fear of living in terrified apprehension of what can happen to them on the streets. Perhaps this is a utopia. But, a utopia is normal on many planets in the Creator’s universe. The people on Earth have chosen to create a hell-like atmosphere for themselves. If they expand their minds, their spirituality and their beliefs, then all of the universe’s possibilities would open up to them."