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Saturday, June 25, 2011
Minot & Common Sense
There has been a considerable bit of complaining by the residents of Minot that the levees have breached.
First, the Federal Government has no business claiming jurisdiction over the Right to build a levee.
If the folks in Minot want a levee, let them build it.
Now, let's move to the core issues: Personal Responsibility & Common Sense.
If you do not want your homes and land occasionally flooded, do not build your home or plant your crops in a place that will occasionally be flooded.
Mother Nature owes us nothing, and She will do Her thing. If you lose your crops in a flood that is breaking all records, that's just the way it goes, sometimes. Stuff Happens. Buy land that is further removed from the flood zone. Oh, that land is less fertile? That's how it works, folks.
Which leads us to Katrina: A Cat 3 Hurricane makes landfall in a known hurricane track area and floods a city that was built below sea level...what do you expect? It becomes a swimming pool, folks. That's how it works. If you don't want to live in an occasional swimming pool, do not build a city in one.
Back to the beginning: I agree that FedGov has no jurisdiction. So, where is the mettle of the Louisiana Government to build barrier islands and bigger levees, despite Washington edicts?
Oh, you see, here is the rub. Building such things takes money. Better to let folks from Oregon & Maryland pay for Louisiana levees. Pass it off to FedGov because then they'll pay for it.
They'll also take the blame when something goes wrong.
Does the phrase reap what you sow have any meaning any longer?
If you play in traffic you'll get squished like grape, eventually.
If you put your leg near a Polar Bear at the zoo, one day he'll take a bite.
If you jump from a plane without a parachute, you'll bounce at the bottom.
Why should I have to pay for the stupidity or deliberate irresponsibility of any other Citizen?
I have enough trouble keeping the bank filled because of my own stupidity, I can't carry his weight, too. Though, we have all been carrying the weight of the stupid and criminally irresponsible for too long, which is why so many folks are so far from enjoying the fruits of their own labors.
Louisiana: Man-up and build your own levees. North Dakota, you too. Texas: Stop wimping out over TSA and take point.
If enough States stand up to FedGov and stop contributing to the problems, FedGov will back off.
If enough individuals refuse to be held liable for the stupidity of others, change will happen.
The stupidity and deliberate irresponsibility of others will never be bred from the Human animal, I suspect. Culling the herd is needed when one can't fix stupid. Mother Nature tries, and we try to thwart Her. If you build your home in a swimming pool and it fills with water: Swim out and STFU.
And don't say I owe you a life preserver.
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