Disaster Relief Should Not Be The Government’s Responsibility
Article from Reason by John Stossel And Naomi Brockwell.
The recent hurricanes took a heavy toll. The cost of rebuilding will be significant.
Politicians from the areas hit now want tens of billions of dollars in aid.
When disaster strikes, the federal government definitely has a role because the feds control resources like the military and other first responders. After Hurricane Harvey, FEMA housed 42,000 people in 692 shelters. After Irma, 13,000 National Guard soldiers helped rescue and evacuate people. That’s the kind of emergency response we expect from the federal government.
When massive tornadoes swept through Oklahoma a few years ago, volunteers from a charity, Oklahoma Baptist Disaster Relief, used bulldozers to clear tornado debris from more than a thousand homes. The charity’s director, Sam Porter, said “I don’t think there’s any kind of disaster that can take place that the non-profit and faith-based groups cannot take care of.”
Read the entire article at Reason.