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Weakest and the poorest
By Mike Harpold


September 03, 2005

Mr. Neckameyer, in regard to the people trapped by floods in New Orleans, asks rhetorically, aren't people ultimately responsible for themselves. In Mr. Neckameyer's world I suppose the ultimate answer to that was made by those who armed themselves and looted stores. However, what I and millions of other Amercians saw on TV today were thousands of people who could not care for themselves, the old, the feeble, children, mothers struggling to cope and men who had no way of altering their circumstances. Families who had no means of getting out of the way of hurricane Katrina.

These are our brothers, Mr. Neckameyer. I know what I am going to do about that, but you will have to answer for yourself what you're going to do about it. And be assured, every candidate that I vote for in the future will be dedicated not to dismantling government, but to providing a government that will care for the weakest and the poorest of us.

Mike Harpold
Ketchikan, AK - USA


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