My first impression was that it is what the individuals must do to support themselves. "There are some states where deaf peddling is illegal". I don't believe that this is appropriate. If education and jobs aren't available, then they should be able to have some way of making money. I think that Deaf peddling is both shameful and prideful. Some are ashamed because it's all they chose to do in order to support themselves. On the other hand, it can be looked at with pride because they are making the best of their lives when times are hard. If Iwas a deaf person with good family resources and a good education, I would be embarrassed because I had the opportunity to do something with my life like getting a higher education of get a form of employment..