News headlines today announced that President Bush is preparing for an all out Bird Flu epidemic. This includes enough vaccine to immunize the whole nation and setting up quarantine boundaries enforced by the military if necessary. Alexander Hamilton must be rolling over in his grave.
The Modus Operandi of the US government is to allow catastrophes to happen and then show us how much they care by throwing billions of dollars in aid at the problem. Take 9/11 for instance. Years later, have all of the “watch-list guests” from the Middle East been deported? Of course not! This would be a legal, preventative measure, making another terrorist attack in this country unlikely.
Are there still people flying in and out of the so-called high risk nations with bird flu? Yep, everyday. Do illegal aliens, specifically ones of Arab descent, still move freely across our southern border? Absolutely. Is it any wonder that conspiracy theories gain momentum during these types of crises?
One would have to conclude that our government is the most inept governing body in the industrialized world or that it benefits somehow when disasters occur. The mishandling of the New Orleans disaster seemed more like a training exercise to study the logistics of transferring citizens in a mandatory fashion, and to examine the reaction caused by disarming law abiding citizens who were protecting their own homes!
Our forefathers understood the need to protect the citizens from a government which left unchecked, would run amuck. The media does little to question the constitutionality of all these new policies to keep us “safe”. A passive population laps up the idea of giving up freedom for artificial safety.
George Washington said, “Government is not reason, it is not eloquence, it is force; like fire, a troublesome servant and a fearful master. Never for a moment should it be left to irresponsible action. Amen.