No matter how many yard signs I see, no matter how many cashiers at grocery stores and convenience stores ask, no matter how many Red Cross flyers I
get in the mail, no matter how many ticker tapes go across my TV screen, no matter how many of my friends and family re-post on FB, no matter how sad
and down-trodden the images on the news look, etc., etc., etc., etc.!
And you wanna know why?
Because we can't have it both ways.
We can't be forced to give involuntarily, and then also asked to give voluntarily. It has to be either/or, but not both!
We can't pay extra insurance premiums to subsidize the high-risk areas, we can't pay taxes that support the DHS and FEMA and Corps of Engineers, and
we can't get harrassed at our jobs to support United Way or FSECC (at my job) to the point where it is practically mandatory, and we can't pay extra
premiums on our imported merchandise, and extra premiums on our fuel costs, and extra premiums on our cell phone bills, and cable bills, and water
bills, and sewer bills, all to fund the agencies that are taking away our civil liberties in the name of safety and comfort, so they are ready to
respond to EXACTLY THESE TYPES OF SITUATIONS!
Phew. I feel a little better now. The cashier at Publix really set me off!
If we're gonna live in this blameless society where we pay the government to protect us from ourselves, and we give up our liberties in the name of
safety and security and comfort, then when an event happens, just handle yo buzness! Don't come asking me for EVEN MORE! That is your job!
I'd be happy to give 30% of my wages as charity to the victims of Sandy, just as soon as I get a refund for all my tax money that funded the NDAA,
DHS, FEMA, roadways, electric and water and telephone infrastructure, bailouts, subsidies, port projects, etc.