Wednesday, September 07, 2005

No Connection

This is a bit of old news, but life has been more very demanding and should I say, more important than publishing my random mumblings on the web. But...

Several days ago on Meet the Press, Jefferson Parish President Aaron Broussard related an emotional story about the mother of an friend that died while waiting for the promised rescues. A horrible testament to the death, destruction and lack of response from all levels of government.

My issue is not with him but the mindset we as American victims have. Spotting him the concept that we now have a constitutional right to government aid for every disaster, I still have a problem with the connection he makes. He rightly blames bureaucracy for the massive blunders, he goes so far as to blame them for murder.

But then he does a 180 in the same breath and claims:

"FEMA needs more congressional funding. It needs more presidential support. It needs to be a Cabinet-level director."

So if 800 pound gorrilla suffocated many victims of Hurricane Katrina, how is adding more bureaucratic weight going to solve that problem?

All that and never mind the right to "Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Government Aid."

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