Well-Armed Activists Openly Defy Texas Law to Feed the Homeless – Hundreds Clothed and Fed

homelessBy Matt Agorist

When feeding the homeless becomes an act of civil disobedience, Americans have been asleep for far too long.

Luckily, however, there are still good people who are willing to defy such arbitrary and ill-conceived laws and ordinances.

The folks over at the aptly named organization Don’t Comply, took to the streets just outside the Austin Street Shelter in Dallas this weekend to perform, what has now become a revolutionary act – feeding the homeless.

“We are not complying with a bad law today,” Matthew Short, PR director of Don’t Comply said. “Evidently the city of Dallas believes that it’s wrong, or bad, or unlawful for us to feed more than a certain number of people at a time. But, during Christmas, we want to show love to our community and give these people a chance to survive the winter, whether it be with blankets or coats, or just giving them a holiday party like today with all kinds of cookies, and goodies, turkey and dressing, and the whole nine yards.”

Last December, the Dallas city council enacted Ordinance No. 29595, which makes it illegal to serve food to the homeless without jumping through a statist myriad of bureaucratic hoops, including a fee, training classes, and written notices.

One should not need to file multiple forms and pay a fee to obtain a permit to give food to those in need who are willingly ready to accept it. The folks at Don’t Comply know this.

According to Brett Sanders, hundreds of homeless people showed up to not only enjoy a fantastic array of food, snacks and beverages – but there was also an assortment of winter clothing that was donated as well.

“All of the homeless people that I talked to during the event were extremely grateful for the support and there was a sense of humanity that is indescribable.  Interacting with other human beings whom most consider to be living life at rock bottom will likely alter your perspective on the world around you,” explained Sanders.

The event went off without a hitch, even after code enforcers showed up. Lead organizer of the event, Murdoch Pizgatti was confronted by the enforcers who told him to file the proper paperwork upon the event’s conclusion to which, Pizgatti politely replied, “no.”

“We’ve already had to speak to the police, they’ve already come and delivered code to us,” said Short, explaining what happened when the code enforcers showed up. “But, after shaking hands with them, they realized we’re all armed – and we’re gonna do what we’re gonna do because it’s not an immoral thing that we are doing.”

Below is the powerful video shot by Brett Sanders showing the powerful effects of such moral civil disobedience.

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h/t Brett Sanders

Matt Agorist writes for TheFreeThoughtProject.com

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142 Comments on "Well-Armed Activists Openly Defy Texas Law to Feed the Homeless – Hundreds Clothed and Fed"

  1. These laws against homelessness is reactionary power against powerlessness. Dark. Sinister. Vindictive. Then when people with pitchforks and torches come after them they wonder why.

    • Torches and pitchforks are my favorite rally banner! It gets the point across without worrying about your spelling.

    • It’s not that involved really unless you consider money the source of all evil. That is the actual motive of CE n cities. The cities are broke … paying 3 generations of pensioners does that. They’ll have to tax n fee oxygen to try n catch up but that won’t work either. Wait … they already are … in the form of carbon taxes. Progs aren’t aware of real world economics. Blissful ignorance is a mental defect. They lie … math don’t.

      • Money is NOT the source of evil, it is the LOVE of money that is the source.

        The 3 generations of pensioners were at one stage underpaid workers and made other people rich or richer!!

        • Usury is the source of evil. Banksters charge interest on money created from thin air while never actually creating extra money to pay the interest. It’s pure fraud and is now global. We’re being turned into debt-slaves to banksters. ABOLISH INTEREST RATES.

          before they abolish us!

          • Now it is bankers instead of pensioners?

            At least and at last you are on the right track.

          • Sam Durrango | December 29, 2015 at 3:11 pm |

            I’ve known about usury & the banksters huge & nasty con trick of creating money out of thin air & lending it to us at interest for decades but few were prepared to listen. Now the damage done by banksters & their pliant politicians is becoming clearer each day & eyes & ears are opening.

          • They’ve gotten smarter. They have stopped making money poor of thin air and started creating DEBT from thin air!
            Now they insure that they pay no taxes by writing off debt that has no real world source.
            Then they pass that liability back to the debtor making them responsible for paying taxes on the unpaid balance ( non existent money ) due for any defaulted loan!
            Strangely the time value of money is meaningless of its your money in their bank. But if its their money that you have….look out…..better have your vasoline ready!

          • Our system needs interest rates, what we don’t need is excessive and or punitive interest rates. If banks treated lending as if every borrower were family maybe they could see fit to provide funds for businesses homes etc with compassion instead of greed. I truly believe that anyone who once they achieve extreme wealth doesn’t want to help others is a failed soul. I said HELP though not give to the lazy and inept.

          • we don’t pay each other interest in my family & we get on just fine.

          • I realize that but the way banks are supposed to work is deposits are invested to increase the value of the money deposited. Our bloated financial system provides many jobs. Not all investments turn out with a positive result and interest helps to buffer and protect from loss. However, a bank that charges 11% on a loan and then pays out .017% on savings has it backwards.

          • Crash Burning | December 26, 2015 at 2:58 pm |

            If you as a nation. Say you have 100.00 of wealth.. You have 100 citizens.. Each gets a 1.00… but as time goes your citizens have babies.. Now you have 300 citizens and only a 100.00 in total… How do the new citizens survive… Thats is why bank came up with a scam to make money out of thin air… Every one needs some cash in their pockets and there is only so much gold… You can invest all you want but there is only 100.00 in all… Is it really that sinister.. Faulty I agree.. Sinister I do not…

          • Sam Durrango | December 29, 2015 at 3:28 pm |

            Money is not natural. It has to be created. I’m not against it being created from thin air as I believe it has to be done this way. What I do most strenuously object to is the imposition of interest upon the money created from thin air. This demanded interest is NEVER created which means we, the borrowers who need money in society, end up as debt-slaves having to borrow money to pay the interest of the last loan. Even our rotten governments do this as a matter of course. Politicians could cure this but they don’t. They’re paid well by their bosses, the banks, to keep the status quo intact to our never-ending misfortune. Watch them retire to very well paid non-jobs in finance when they leave politics. Sinister? More like malevolent.

          • By that logic, bread and simple huts are not natural since they have to be created. But humans, as rational, acting beings, find ways to solve problems. Using a medium of exchange to resolve the mutual coincidence of wants problem in barter is a peaceful, productive solution.

          • Sam Durrango | April 21, 2016 at 5:05 pm |

            Nothing wrong with money as a medium of exchange. Wealth has to be distributed. What’s wrong is when usury or the charging of interest is applied to the creation of money and that the interest money that is demanded is never created. This leads to unpayable & fraudulent debt that ends with society in thrall to the banks & debt-slavery encompasses all just like today & it’s getting worse. That’s how compound interest works.

          • Interest is not an inherently-evil concept. It places a price on the borrower’s time preference and the lender’s risk. Value is then created in the borrower’s ability to use money immediately, and the lender’s assurance of payment in exchange for his surrender of his own utility in that money until a later date.

            Now when inflation and central banking get involved, things do get messy. Arbitrary low interest rates set according to Keynesian principles flood the market with bad information about the stored wealth people have stored up to use, signaling that investments in infrastructure will be rewarded by buyers who can afford the products. Low interest rates signal a high supply of lendable funds, or a high level of savings. This was one of the major factors that led to the housing bubble and subsequent crisis.

          • wrong..it is inherently evil and was created with that intent.

          • So you ignore everything I wrote to explain why interest exists, and what purpose it serves?

          • I know it’s roots and the whys of its existence. You must go back into history to innerstand this. I”m not a religious person….but i’m using Jesus as a reference here…he drove the money changers out of hte temple. Why? Usury. Not because it was money….because of exchange profits. If things were as they should be there would be no need for loans. This is of zionist origins. Look at them now….

          • He drove the moneychangers out of the temple because using the temple as a market was sacrilege, and they were being dishonest in their currency conversions. Not because of interest.

          • lol No because it was usury. If they had not been charging interest we would never have heard about them. You innerstand nothing and i doubt you innerstand why i say innerstand either. Unless you have a way to rid the world of this usury your words hold no weight. Especially standing up for the bastards. Do you also enjoy the the neckties/nooses that men are forced to wear in business? See…there is something very wrong in our world and you are missing it. Wake up please.

          • you nailed it! 🙂

          • Sam Durrango | December 29, 2015 at 3:19 pm |

            Banks don’t loan money that is deposited. When was the last time you were refused access to any of your monies because the bank had lent it to someone?

          • Look fine I get it you are of the opinion that anyone should be able to receive an interest free loan for anything.Good for you then never use banks…

          • Sam Durrango | January 4, 2016 at 5:36 pm |

            I also want my government not to use banks that have usury as a business model. Interest-free money is our right & such money must be paid back as it is honourable debt. The aggressive cancer that is the current usurious banking system needs to be extirpated forthwith for our mutual benefit.

          • The banks are the evil in our world.

          • Yes I agree that many are.

          • lolol Guitarzan….i had the 45 when i was a kid 🙂

          • Yup. Gool ole Ray still funny as ever!

          • In their current form, intertwined with government, they are corrupt. The concept of a wealth storehouse and payment intermediary is not inherently evil though.

          • Sam Durrango | December 29, 2015 at 3:16 pm |

            All interest rates = usury. Come on, I hear you say, a tiny rate of interest won’t hurt, it’s good for business, et c. It all adds up. Look at it this way: one can’t be a little bit pregnant or go on ½ a train ride. All interest rates are usurious. All rates lead to collapse sooner or later. Banish usury off-planet.

          • Oh no you don’t! Keep your usury on your own planet! We don’t want it out here!
            The Martian.

          • exactly right! it’s an evil thing to do to people.

          • usury creates wealth & poverty. just plain wrong.

        • Jessica Klaus | January 4, 2016 at 2:04 am | Reply

          It’s lack of love for others actually.

      • Your Cities are NOT broke They’ve been skimming & hiding it forever. As for paying for pensioners they have been paying unnecessarily into pension schemes that govt steals…but quite apart from that watch a 5min video MEET YOUR STRAWMAN’ & see how you have been conned. Also listen to Walter Burien & Clint Richardson (utube). Only when you get your facts right can you start dealing with the realities & STAND TOGETHER.
        You are right though about taxed for breathing.

      • If the city had set aside the money that pensioners paid in to cover their pensions and the matching amounts the city was supposed to set aside, there would be no problem paying pensions. The democrap idiot mayors spent or stole that money that belongs to the pensioners!

    • It is about money. For-profit organizations that “help” the homeless lobby for these laws to prevent competition.

    • You know the people who put that law through will begin every sentence with “As a Christian…”

    • Very well stated.

    • lol you guys are awesome!! I live in texas and i am so proud of my fellow texans. I am not proud of our laws that pander to the elite. They must go.

  2. Keep up the good work. GOD bless. It is the duty of men to disobey unjust laws.

  3. …good for them….
    RJ O’Guillory

  4. Better to Feed Our Own and help them rather than an Illegal alien or a refugee.

  5. Way to go Well armed Activist. I hope obamas stomach is getting an ulcer. After all I’m sure he wanted these people to up and die, the way he has been thinking. He is a monster to this country.

  6. Looks like Dallas needs to fire the mayor and the city council

  7. I prefer the non-violent Food Not Bombs approach.

  8. goo for them.. wonderful – big hearted men and women.KUDOS and much love – have a Merry Christmas.

  9. Some days I really love America, well that is to say I always love her just some days I don’t l like her very much.

  10. And I thought Texas was better than Washington D.C. in understanding the needs of the people. This ordnance just provide s political corruption is everywhere. And the people know what is best.

  11. This is why you don`t need a government or state – just a basic human touch and a gun against the bad guys ;-).

    • A nasty Libertarian, I see. 🙂

    • Dude, if you want that sort of country, you can go to Somalia right now and see how far it gets you.

      • ?!? Although I`m not ussaian, I love great things like the 1st and the 2nd Amendment, and this sort of HUMAN response. And you gov trolls are ALL the same, everywhere! 🙂

      • You mean the country where government collapsed? That’s your proof that government is necessary? You do know that post-collapse, Somalia improved by nearly every metric both compared to statehood and to surrounding countries, right? And that the warfare in Mogadishu was between competing would-be governments and foreign intervention by other governments, right? How does this prove a need for government again?

  12. Ordinances are rules for municipal employees on duty…NOT law for we the people….The state has law making authority only within their sworn oaths…Cities have ZERO law making authority…

  13. Well done the good people who help to fight the injustices of the rich and powerful. Every country has plenty of good people, but unfortunately most countries are ruled by psychopaths who prostitute themselves for money.

  14. ordinances are not laws

  15. If the Gov’t would put as much effort into making sure the Gov’t & the rich pay their fair share, we wouldn’t have any homeless !

  16. im so glad these people showed up to do whats RIGHT….NO ONE should be homeless….i pray for them on this Christmas Eve…

  17. How dare anyone perform a charitable event that could possibly undermined the dependency on government why all the hoops to jump thru? Why is permission required for every form of legal human behavior?

  18. It’s sad the city of Dallas is doing this what is so wrong with people giving out meals clothing, and more to the homeless, or using their facilities paid for by parishioners, to put on a homeless party to help these cities are doing this I think cause to get more money from the generosity of people it’s shaneful. Leave the churches and the nonprofits alone that have been working hard to help the homeless, god bless these people for a loving gesture local gov. get out of the pockets of these people your nothing but a band of thives.

  19. They did a good thing, but I really hope they don’t think the only reason they were allowed to finish was because they were armed.

    • Actually, that WAS the only reason… along with the good sense of whichever bureaucrat was in charge to not try and force the issue. You might like to read up on the actual mechanics of violent, bloody revolutions: how they get touched off (sometimes for the most trivial of reasons) and them grow out of control.

      But not to worry too much. My background in Poli Sci tells me that things will have to get a bit worse until the kindling on the ground is just right….

      • And my limited background in law tells me that you are wrong . I wonder how far they would have pushed this without their courage enhancers.

  20. Bloomberg did the same thing in NYC. The government wants control of charitable giving so they can control the receivers.

  21. It’s about time.

  22. Shouldn’t have to do anything besides hand someone a plate. No permit, not anything but the heart and humanity.

    • But shouldn’t you have to have an eye wash station, two ada restrooms, a mop sink in its own closet, two kitchen sinks, a professional grade dishwasher that can steam dishes, employees earning at least minimum wage, a safe zone, and someone to inspect those facilites? If you can save even one person from getting a free meal when they are hungey then its all worth it!

  23. Start recalling these asshats in city hall.

  24. What Would Jebus Do?

  25. It’s like not a single one of these “Christian” lawmakers ever absorbed one word of Jesus’ sermons, or any of the New Testament they pretend to revere.

  26. Kathleen Chambers | December 27, 2015 at 1:20 pm | Reply

    Good for you all. It is time to reduce government’s control of our lives

  27. Nat Guard is NOT the militia moron

    • The State National Guard is the well regulated militia you fake as constitutionalist. Any 1st year law student would know that. Idiot !!

      • When the Supreme Court declared that the federal government could override states’ governors and deploy Guardsmen wherever they wanted, including overseas, they ceased being militia in the traditional sense, though the feds allow them to be used by the governor when it suits them

        • The Mational Guard is the states Militia. There is no such thing as in a traditional sense. Dude, that’s law 101.

          • Yes, acting on the authority of the state governor. What has happened in recent years is that regardless of the governor’s intent, the “militia” can be deployed overseas, even in peacetime at the direction of the President. There has never been a controversy over the Reserves being deployed this matter, but it is a further infringement of states rights with regards to the Guard.

          • Stop it. There were guard units who served in Vietnam. You can look this up you know. There has only been a a problem with guard units and so called states rights since 2908. Like I said , a first year law student would know that.
            A well armed militia after the war of independence was maintained by the law that required all men 16 years or older to have a fire arm.
            Militia / minute men. You are expressing your opinion, and opinions are just that. Opinions, have a great new year

          • The ‘militia’ IS the people.

          • Yeah, and when faced with equal or superior firepower, most fold like lawn chairs and run like Bundys !

          • What is ‘law’ in today’s miasma of chaos?

          • What is “militia ” in the sphere of Fox “News”

      • I am the ‘militia’.

  28. LogicalActivist | December 28, 2015 at 11:22 am | Reply

    By all means be an activist. Stand up against unjust laws. Be armed and ready. Feed the hungry. Clothe the naked. Help those in need. I hate government overreach as much as anyone, but let’s be honest and fair and logical. Below is a link to the law. It’s requirements are few and reasonable. It states that you should let the, know if you’re going to have a large crowd – seems logical. It states that someone that will be serving the food should be trained (aware) of food safety. It states that food should be at the proper temperatures. It states that the organizer should make accommodations for the disposal of the trash for the event.

    Please don’t stop being proactive about injustices, but let’s see this for what it is – hype to stir up strife. Understand what you are railing against before you rail.


  29. The ONLY time I’ll be proud of armed people in public …

  30. Hubert Kleinpeter, Ph.D. | April 19, 2016 at 1:30 am | Reply

    In West Palm Beach, Florida, they passed an ordinance forbidding people from giving anything to people reduced to begging. In Fort Lauderdale, Florida, they harassed an old man for feeding people. It is our human right to give whatever we want, to whomever we want without a “thug” with a baton threatening us. This is indescribable evil. Given this unrighteousness, people are justified in speaking of a revolution. Let this be the means to do so. All across America, wherever there is a tyrannical dehumanized law robbing people of dignity, people can gather and commit gracious, humane acts; and if millions do so, I suspect the police will abandon their evil master forcing them to be complicit in these crime – and pitch in.

  31. Arlene Lane | May 10, 2016 at 2:03 am | Reply

    there seems to be a lot of official insanity in the world at the moment, and 98 per cent of it is in AMERICA.

  32. Observing All | May 25, 2016 at 10:30 am | Reply

    If a country criminalizes the act of helping someone in need would the same country criminalize the act
    of developing and curing a disease like cancer? Indeed and that is the USA.

  33. We Need A Lot More Then F’n Pitchforks Folks To Deter and Shut Down These Soulless, Mentally Diseased, Programmed, Control-Freaking Anal-Deficient Fascist Tards !!! ;~o

  34. Martina Dinale | August 10, 2016 at 8:09 pm | Reply

    Oh GEE. I was WAITING for the anti-semitism to show up . And here it is .

    • lol Happy to make your day. Truth is refreshing. Truth is freeing. And, you are misinformed like so many other brain washed americans. I am not antisemitic. lol The Palestinians are semites. And, i’m anti zionist. Huge difference. Zionism is not Judaism. Read and learn for yourself instead of quoting the lies. Thank you. 🙂

  35. LoneStarLaurel | August 12, 2016 at 2:37 pm | Reply

    American Red Cross offers free training in serving food and food handling, abailable if you sign up as a volunteer.
    It is excellent training which I highly recommend as desirable for this kind of activity.
    A plus is that you’ll be ready to help out should disaster happen in your neck of the woods. ?

  36. This is madness. The Dallas city council should be impeached for proposing such an ordinance. This is not Texas. Somehow, some liberal wack jobs managed to infiltrate the Dallas city council and agreed to pass such liberal garbage and call it an ordinance. Never in my wildest dreams would I believe my home state would ever have such egotistical madness be produced. I say we call out the city council and have their names put out for public view so everyone can see what kind of heartless geniuses are in the city council. Unbelievable!

  37. immoral laws should never be obeyed. good on ya’ for doing what’s right!

  38. The Gov’t will take our hard earned money and force us to pay to take care of illegals and refugees, but then will make us pay to take care of our homeless. Our Gov’t has it’s priorities backwards.

  39. Keep Austin Strange. I doubt ‘feeding the homeless’ is a violation of Homeland Security. Regardless of what the looney left thinks/says.

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