As is everyone, I am heartbroken for the poor people who have lost everything for the second time in a dozen years. However, that being said, I am also angry. It is their two senators Coburn and Inhofe that have worked tirelessly to defund FEMA and who refused to vote for aid for the Sandy victims. I would like for those two to go to their constituents and tell them that aid for them is a "waste of taxpayer money" again. And in a just world that FEMA aid would carry a label saying "Paid for by democrats who fought your senators to bring this to you." It is the height of hypocrisy that those two defunded FEMA, refused to help victims in another state and yet requested money three times this year for their constituents.
Helen Keller said "Alone we can do so little, together we can so so much". Some of us don't want to live in a community where we have to build our own roads, provide our own electricity, educate our children at home , cure our own ills, plow our own roads, fight off enemies. floods and fires on our own, etc. In other words we have gotten past the Daniel Boone way of life and want to live in a civilized society. Call us selfish if you will but I think I am speaking for a sizeable majority here. Hence we have a representative form of government that has given us roads, trains and planes, schools, colleges, and national defense and local defense against attack, help in disaster whether national or personal and laws to keep the peace. None of that is free and none of that is something an individual can provide for without community. Hence tax, tax, tax, spend, spend spend. Those who do not want to live in community are free to go and live in a cave. The rest of us want representative government.
Shouldn't we also be tearing down all those ugly cell phone towers too. And what about TV and Radio antennas UGH uglyyy!. Who needs tv, radio and cell phones anyway. It's a strange "coincidence" that this new attitude towards wind power just happens to come when we have so many politicians in Augusta under the financial and ideological influence of the Texas energy companies. The only thing this will accomplish will be to send the energy of the future to other states( mostly Western states) and we will pay them dearly for what we turned up our noses on here. It will be the price we pay for having leaders who are driving with both eyes firmly glued to the rear view mirror.