Where is James Lee Witt when we need him?
posted by Last Night in Little Rock, on the road for 4 days, MM447, NY Thruway
I don't know about you, but the New Orleans disaster has rocked me to the center of my being, almost to the degree of 9/11. Why? It is a different type of loss, brought on by an "enemy," but the property damage and loss of life will be greater and it was brought on by budget cuts to fund tax cuts for the rich. Instead of dying in an instant or an hour, thousands will die a slow death. The pathetic response we are seeing from the federal government, both Executive and Legislative branches, should make us want to revolt that the government has failed us because we have squandered people, lives, resources, and money in Iraq.
Remember the Preamble to the Constitution that we had to learn in the Fifth Grade?
We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.
The Bush Administration apparently never read it.
FEMA is now just another bureaucratic level within the Department of Homeland Security. It has become a dinosaur stuck in the tar pits, and it is dying before our eyes.
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