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New Orleans a Model of Liberal Ideas, Part 2

In regards to my previous post, New Orleans a Model of Liberal Ideas Among Minorities, I meant my comments to be about more than just about winning votes or accusing a party, but about the fact that social government policies do have a real and sometimes long term effect on society and on individuals.

What happens when a society is dependent on government? What happens when a group of people are taught and brought up with the idea that they are victims worthy of a freebie each step of the way (affirmative action)?

There are countless of policy decisions, based out of liberal ideologies, that are having a real consequence. It seems to me that what happened in New Orleans, the anarchy, violence, and total disorder, is an indication and symptom of some of these ills brought about by social experimentation.

Don't misundestand me, individuals are always responsible for their actions. I hope every single person found to be guilty of looting, violence, or disorderly conduct is brought to justice. But, we also know that culture, family, and society has a real formative impact on individuals. Why is it that people from certain cultures are more hard-working, or more studios, or more prone to the arts or the sciences. I am no scientist, but the fact is that the ideas and values a society passes on to its members have a huge impact.

What sort of values have these residents of New Orleans been brought up with? What sort of values are missing? Look at the scenes on your television, and ask yourself if your neighbor would go into anarchy-mode should a natural disaster occur? Or, would they pull together, lend a helping hand, and rescue someone in need? Many did in New Orleans, but much to many did not and went out of control. This should concern many.

This is not a party issue, because we all know that Republicans can cave in to the special interests, spend more money, and give more hand-outs as badly as the next Democrat. Being from a party or the other gives no immunity from stupid government policy.

My intent is to point out the fact that policy decisions that deal with social issues have a real impact, and long term effects. Unfortunately, the underclass in general tend to be the common victims of Government social experimentation.

Tags: Katrina, New Orleans, flood aid, hurricane, hurricane-katrina.

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