Thursday, August 24, 2006

The Contract

I just finished watching "When The Levees Broke".

I have thought about this a lot. Ideology and human compassion war all over each other when watching something like this.

It crystallized for me when a women stepped up to the microphone at a town hall.

She said, "I'm a homeowner. I've lived in the 9th ward for 35 years. I've paid my taxes".

She was not asking for a handout. She had paid her price. She was asking for a fair deal on the contract between citizen and government. And what did she get?

Nothing. Absolutely nothing.

Defend that my libertarian brethren.

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