Yes sir and ma'am, I think our Star newspaper has this correct today.
Not only is this obviously and logically an abridgment of people's First Amendment Rights, as the Star so rightly points out, but what, exactly, are we attacking here? What are we, as a city, trying to correct?
What is it, exactly, Kansas City?
They inconvenience us while we sit at the traffic lights?
The writer/author Studs Terkel once said he intentionally kept money on him in case he crossed paths with anyone asking for help. He said he knew it was tough out there and they didn't do this because it was fun. Or easy.
But we'll have none of that in our evirons, eh, Kansas City?
How dare they be poor. Or mentally-challenged. Or to have made poor decisions. Or whatever.