Another casualty of Katrina?
Here's a good letter to the editor by Sue Boyer discussing Katrina and the perils of relying on government:
I guess it was to be expected that the MSM would report only doom-and-gloom stories in post-Katrina New Orleans. Things are still a mess, and of course, it's Bush's fault.
Welcome to the legacy of the liberal welfare state which robs people of initiative and encourages dependency. Many poor people waited for government to evacuate them and then waited for government to rescue them aftrewards. Now they wait for government to clean up all the debris and American taxpayers to provide them with new homes.
If after a year, debris still littered our property, preventing the placement of a temporary trailer to house our families, most of us would organize the folks on our block and we would start cleaning up ourselves, one property at a time. A good place to dispense of the debris would be on Mayor Ray Nagin's front lawn.
Folks like Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton visit and run to the microphones to denounce Bush. God forbid they roll up their sleeves and do some real work while there. And the media seeks interviews where folks proclaim, "the government ain't doing nothin for us".
Apparently, the storm exposed more than inept government and inadequate levies. Ingenuity and pride were casualties, too.
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