|Ed Gooding (VA) ||
Posted 09-04-2017 at 10:33:57 [URL] [DELETE]
[Reply] [Email] |
Focused On The Government's Response To Harvey?
"Here was the America of the ideal: one nation, indivisible. A republic of citizens looking out for each other. No politics or polarization. No fake news or social media bubbles. A crisis all could see, and a response all wanted to be part of."
Amen to that. The nation's moral character isn't measured by the number of federal programs, or how big their budgets are, or how many bureaucrats are involved. It is measured in the willingness of its citizens to rally, organize and respond to a crisis all on their own, freely donating their time and resources, experience and know-how to help strangers in need. Too, often, these private efforts get lost in the relentless focus on what government is or isn't doing.
For all the terrible news to come out of Houston, the response from individuals, communities and businesses around the country is a beautiful thing to behold.