Friday, January 16, 2009

No time for a government rescue

Government big-shots are issuing praise for the handling of yesterday's plunge into the Hudson, but according to reports it was the initiative, courage, and competence of private individuals who kept everyone on board safe. Passengers and crew of the U.S. Airways Airbus experienced a life-and-death crisis and had to depend on themselves and the help of strangers to pull through. Such an experience contrasts sharply with the view promulgated by government and its propagandists, that people are helpless, stupid little creatures who need a patronizing government to save them from themselves. Here was a case where the victims involved were truly victims and didn't have time to beg Congress for a "rescue."

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