Soon after 9/11/2001 Frank and Ann Ewing started a project to improve communities. Starting in Jackson, Tennessee they created Better World Enterprises. The thinking was and is that if people can have a decent, healthy place to live without loads of fees, pet deposits, etc., they could have a "leg up" in life. Over the years the project included assisting people from all walks of life, including disabled veterans and more. The model could dramatically "clean up America" and plans have been in the works to expand. The project has virtually eliminated crime in areas they've gone, eliminated many social ills, raised revenues for the communicty, provided new business for many and enhanced the quality of life overall while providing healthy non-smoking properties. Now suddenly we are faced with our own possible shutdown as we have been informed that veterans and perhaps others that we house will have their checks delayed. If the shutdown continues, they may not get them at all! This is horrible for these people, and for us! We must pay the banks our mortgage payments! How are we to survive? Where are our rights that we are entitled to under the Constitution for a responsible government? Are we to lose our business? Are our minor 7 and 9 year old children and our family to go on welfare? Shall we move out into the woods and live in a tent where we found one veteran living who we later housed? I think the party responsible for these crimes, and that is what they are in my opinion should be held liable for our damages. This is truly an abomination. More about us can be found at: bweproperties.com We really wanted to take this project nation-wide and know it could make a difference in America. Yet with this latest nonsense of a shutdown, perhaps, if not corrected quickly, it is we that will shut down, along with millions of other Americans and other small business. Should this occur we, and others I suspect, that are able, may have no choice but to leave the country. A sad time indeed and for as long as we can we will fight to restore America and pray this will get the attention it deserves. It is WE, the non-special interest AMERICAN PEOPLE that care to make communities wholesome places to live that deserve attention and funding, not the crony special interests that are holding this nation hostage. This shutdown is truly insanity if allowed to continue, and again, where are OUR rights? Who will enforce our rights to have laws enacted that have already been put in place? Who will enforce our right to conduct our business without being held hostage too by virtue of the shutdown? The Supreme Court? Who? And when?...before it is too late.
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