Posted by: Sanity Rules | June 23, 2008

Midwest Flooding – Profiles in Courage

As a resident of Central Florida and veteran of 3 hurricanes in 5 weeks (Charlie, Francis and Jean), I have been watching the news coverage of flooding in the Midwest. I have to take a moment to stop and compare the response of the public in our areas with those areas hit by Hurricane Katrina.
In the Midwest, I see communities banding together to help each other. Not looting the local Best Buy for a TV. Instead of gangs of predators roaming the street, people are sharing their homes and food.
No one is sitting around waiting for George Bush to organize assistance or expecting lifetime privileges to a FEMA trailer. Most importantly, no one is shooting at National Guard helicopters, claiming that “Whitey” blew up the levees, or suspending the U.S. Constitution to round up the guns of law-abiding citizens.

“Great occasions do not make heroes or cowards; they simply unveil them to the eyes. Silently and imperceptibly, as we wake or sleep, we grow strong or we grow weak, and at last some crisis shows us what we have become.” – Brooke Foss Westcott

The people of the Midwest are an example to the World of the qualities of true character and grace that is called courage.



  1. This is fundamental to what being an American is. When tragedy hits, we pull up our bootstraps, and get to work. Even when tragedy hits elsewhere. Those people in NOLA have been brain washed into socialism for so long that one can only pity them.

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