Monday, September 12, 2005

Retired New Orleans Police Captain

Letter to the editior of worldnetdaily Emphasis added.

"I am a retired New Orleans police captain. I now live in another state, and I hurt for the citizens of New Orleans and the surrounding parishes. However, the situation that now exists in New Orleans was predictable. We are now reaping the benefits of a welfare state.

For more years than most can remember, we have been told by those holding office that they will take care of us. We have provided food, clothing and shelter to the extent that the recipients became entirely dependent on government resources to live. They have reached the point that no longer do they have the knowledge to take care of themselves. They will sit there and drown or go hungry, and curse the fact that the government has not gotten them out of this mess.

When it is all said and done, there is but one person who is responsible for me, and that is me. The responsibility falls to me to take care of my family, not the government. Society, not government, has an obligation to provide care and sustenance to those who, because of age or physical impairment cannot take care of themselves, but able-bodied people who stand around and complain that no one is doing anything for them deserve whatever the fates cast in their direction. Life is hard, and you either get tougher or you get washed away it is as simple as that.

Politicians will never, ever take care of you ... they only want one thing from you, and that is to stay in power as long as they can. In a situation like Katrina, they will stand in front of the cameras and microphones and denigrate everyone above them in government to take the eye off of their pathetic efforts.

This is a situation that they have created, , and now the good citizens of the area will have to step in and clean up the mess that has been created by the politicians. It won't happen overnight, but it will happen – there are too many good people who live in that area for it not to happen. I love the people of New Orleans and the surrounding parishes, but I despise the politicians – there are a few good ones there, but most of them are not worth the powder it would take to send them to the moon.

I just hope that when the area is rebuilt, they stay away from the massive welfare system they had before – absolutely no good comes from welfare. It depletes available resources, making it ever more difficult for what passes as government to respond to the true needs of the community: roads, bridges, levees, and police and fire protection, sanitation and drinking water.

Robert E. Johnson"
Heck of a letter Captain. I hope some of your thoughts get through.


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