Today is the fourth anniversary of the September 11th terrorist attacks on the United States. It was the worst failure of Big-Government to protect us since 1941.
And what was the response? Yet bigger government, more intrusive government, costlier government. We were promised that the government was now ready for any emergency.
And what were the results? Are we safer, more secure now? Obviously not.
The destruction and chaos caused by Hurricane Katrina showed, quite glaringly, that Big-Government is completely unprepared for any civil emergency. Amidst the governmental inaction, all we see is finger-pointing and blame-passing. And all the would-be terrorists out there can now see where our weaknesses are -- all they have to do is figure out how to exploit them. They will.
Meanwhile, private organizations and individuals from all over the country have stepped up to take on the daunting task of helping perhaps hundreds of thousands of people who've lost homes, livelihoods, even families. (For details on how various individuals are making a difference, go here
.) This generosity and willingness to help those less-fortunate is one hallmark of the American Spirit. On this anniversary of national tragedy, let's not forget that. Let's not let the terrorists, and Big-Government, win.
Fair Winds & Blue Skies to all.