The incompetent response our federal government set in motion in response to the devastation of Katrina is exactly what many of us knew was coming. Most of knew our elected officials do not spend our tax money wisely, nor do they protect our borders or even our country from attack.
The Washington officials are not the only culprits. I have not read a single word in the newspaper about who is in charge right here in Thousand Oaks or the San Fernando Valley during this national disaster. Where is my congressman? My mayor? The newspapers are either failing to report what these leaders did on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, or our leaders are paralyzed in their offices. As a matter a fact, who is in charge locally if we were attacked, and how would we get instructions to have an orderly response?
My hope is that Americans in each state, in each city, will rally to save the desperate people in the hurricane path, and, in kind, save this country. Every single American should stop what they are doing and join in some form of support, whether it is giving to a charity, sending food, volunteering or whatever. Ask yourself: “What are you doing to help America?”
— Ray Holm, Thousand Oaks