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Should begging for money be illegal?
When governments fail to uphold their duty in protecting their citizens from extreme poverty, it is wrong to punish these failed citizens by banning begging.
Beggars often use the cash obtained by begging, to access basic services that the state should have provided them with in the first place. Punishing beggars for this, is immoral.
Criminalizing begging could reinforce unfair stereotypes against beggars.
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.
For many people, begging is the only legal way to get money. Banning begging would unnecessarily make these people criminals.
People who are beggars tend to be homeless, and for a reason. Various circumstantial and mental health issues are at play. Criminalising begging only makes them more vulnerable. It is, in essence, placing a penalty on destitution
Yes but only for people who are not citizens of the country they beg in. If a beggar is a citizen it should not be illigal, as the nation can been seen as responsible for the beggars situation.
The state owes a paternal duty to provide for its citizens.
If begging is criminalized, people who beg will be at risk of being put in prison or fined. This is morally wrong.
Nations should not be responsible for their citizens fiscal health.