Monday, September 12, 2005

Man made vulnerability

My brother sent me an interesting item on the man-made disaster in New Orleans. This disaster is the welfare state,

For the past few days, I have found the news from New Orleans to be confusing. People were not behaving as you would expect them to behave in an emergency—indeed, they were not behaving as they have behaved in other emergencies. That is what has shocked so many people: they have been saying that this is not what we expect from America. In fact, it is not even what we expect from a Third World country.

Which leads me to another article about our soft underbelly. Think of who, precisely, welfare targets or so incompletely replaces: the fathers of our children.

These two articles are different takes on the same item. Government CANNOT replace the family. Without the family, our society crumbles. Precisely why the government must protect the family, not undermine it with excessive welfare and promoting gay unions.

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