Tuesday, November 01, 2005

Personal disaster planning: Civic virtue

This is interesting:
WASHINGTON - Stockpiling supplies and developing family response plans in case disaster strikes not only might save lives — it's also a civic duty, Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff said Monday in an interview with The Associated Press.
Civic duty, eh? We like the sound of that. And this:
"For those people who say, 'Well, I can take care of myself no matter what, I don't have to prepare,' there is an altruistic element — that to the extent that they are a burden on government services, that takes away from what's available to help those who can't help themselves," Chertoff said. "That is a matter of civic virtue."

Chertoff, of course, is one of the targets of the moonbat left these days. And yet his words mirror the sentiments of those liberals who at least have enough sense left to be survivalist oriented.

Will they give him any credit for this?

(Audible sigh.) No.


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