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Should begging for money be illegal?
Enforcing a ban against begging is likely to produce cruelty.
Images of the powerful imposing their will on the powerless rarely look good for the powerful. If negative images surface, politicians will distance themselves from the policy.
If a person is starving and in order to survive they must break the law, then this statement makes a criminal of a starving person. Starvation should not be criminalized.