The Right To Pee Publicly

Daniel Greenfield writes:

The official alternative name for Assembly Bill 5 is the “Homeless Bill of Rights”, but a real alternative name for it might be the “Make California Towns and Cities into Public Toilets” bill.

Assembly Bill 5 sets out to support the right of crazy people to engage in such vital activities as public urination. And no, that isn’t a joke. It may actually be the first law ever that turns public urination into a right.

(f) The right to engage in life sustaining activities that must be carried out in public spaces because of homelessness, including, but not limited to, eating, congregating, possessing and storing personal property, urinating, or collecting and possessing goods for recycling

Just think, we went from Freedom of Speech and Freedom of Religion to the right to urinate in public in under 250 years. Has any civilization collapsed this fast? And one more thing to remember, Texas is an illegal alien amnesty or two away from turning into California.

Assemblyman Tom Ammiano, D-San Francisco, framed Assembly Bill 5 as an attempt to create a statewide baseline of homeless civil rights. “Today numerous laws infringe on poor peoples’ ability to exist in public space.”

Fascist laws like bans on urinating in public that the gay rights activist, standup comedian and San Francisco politician think need to be torn down.

And if you’re wondering what the definition of a “public space”, the new toilet/bunk bed of the state is, the bill helpfully explains.

“Public space” means any space that is predominantly within the public domain or that is held open to the public, including, but not limited to, plazas, courtyards, parking lots, sidewalks, public transportation, public buildings and parks.

So yes. There will be a right for homeless people to urine on buses and trains. And apparently in public buildings, like Assemblyman Tom Ammiano’s office. While the bill mentions a right to public restrooms, it makes no mention of limiting the newly forged right of public urination only to those restrooms.

California businesses are about as supportive of a bill that legalizes homeless people sleeping and urinating and trashing up their areas as you might expect.

The proposed bill amends civil and government codes to create a new protected class, ultimately providing unlimited access for homeless individuals in public spaces, parks, streets, transit infrastructure, and even entrances of office buildings. The bill would prohibit property and business owners, DSP’s clean and safe team, and public safety officers from enforcing local ordinances that limit nuisance activities including public urination, sleeping, congregating and other behavior.

Instead of offering services and housing, this measure enables our most at risk and chronic homeless individuals to remain on the streets.

Well yes, obviously. Homeless people are protected class and protected classes must be perpetuated by keeping them homeless and making more homeless people while disrupting the ability of normal economic activity to function as much as possible. Also known as liberalism.

And the bill also expands the definition of homeless to include as many people as possible, including those living in “substandard apartments, dwellings, doubled up temporarily with friends or families, or staying in transitional housing programs. “Homeless” means any person staying in a residential hotel without tenancy rights, and families with children staying in a residential hotel whether or not they have tenancy rights.”

And a close reading of the bill actually suggests that it legalizes public urination for everyone, as it specifies these rights, including the right to drag around shopping carts full of bottles and cans and urinate in public to “Every person in the state, regardless of actual or perceived housing status.”

So if it is finally made law, Assembly Bill 5 would legalize public urination for every person in the state regardless of actual housing status.

And it also adds the right to panhandle and the right to welfare

The right to access income sufficient for survival, regardless of employment status or criminal justice background, including, but not limited to, the right to receive funds through public welfare programs, private donations, collecting recyclable goods, or soliciting donations in public spaces.

Utopia is almost here.

About Luke Ford

Raised a Seventh-Day Adventist at Avondale College in Australia, Luke Ford moved to California in 1977. He graduated from Placer High School in 1984, reported the news at KAHI/KHYL radio for three years, attended Sierra College and UCLA, was largely bedridden by Chronic Fatigue Syndrome for six years, and converted to Judaism in 1993. From 1997-2007, Luke made his living from blogging. Living by Beverly Hills (, he now teaches the Alexander Technique (moving the way the body likes to move). Lessons cost $100 each and last about 45 minutes. In 2011, Luke completed a three-year teaching course at the Alexander Training Institute of Los Angeles. His personal Alexander Technique website is Luke is the author of five books, including: » The Producers: Profiles in Frustration » Yesterday’s News Tomorrow: Inside American Jewish Journalism
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