Chris Muir's Day By Day

Friday, October 07, 2011

FEMA? We Don't Need No Steenkin' FEMA!

The self-reliant and proud residents of North Carolina's Outer Banks, which were hit by Hurricane Irene last month, don't really need the federal government's assistance, and they certainly don't want it.

Unlike the citizenry of New Orleans, the residents of the Outer Banks weren't raised in a culture of dependency, so they aren't looking to Washington to help them out. They're pitching in and helping each other, just as they always have, and just how Americans are supposed to.

1 comment:

Walt Taylor said...

Self-reliance is a trait worth cultivating, and our welfare system discourages it. But my Outer Banks friends, who have been repairing their cottage for the last week, say there is no comparison, not even close. They say they would have gladly accepted FEMA help if their home had been devastated like those in the 9th Ward of New Orleans.