05 March 2006

Evacuees straining Houston

[hat tip: Drudge]

Sunday is a sabbath day - a day of meditation, prayer, solitude and charity. So it's interesting that this story of charity and being kind to those in need, show the predictable results of blindly letting people from a crime-ridden slough enter your city with impunity.

While Houston opened its doors to evacuees from New Orleans, the costs and climbing crime rates are becoming a debilitating issue for the city to deal with.

See here for story.

No good deed goes unpunished.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

This is a national problem not just a local(Houston)one.Poverty breeds ignorance and crime.These people were hidden from sight in the New Orleans basin for a century.The hurricane/flood just brought it out in the open.There are people like the evacuees in every major city,just out of sight of everyday people.No one knows this better than people in our profession.They have,are,and will always be a part of our society.What makes them so much more dangerous is the proliferation of firearms and the avilability of narcotics.This was less of a factor during the 50's 60's and 70's. 20th century social programs have not helped this segment of society assimilate into the mainstream. There are some who would say they have no desire to. In some cases that's probably true. Others are trapped in situations they have no idea how to escape from. The question now is what do we do to stop and/or contain this? It's evident we can't arrest/convict our way out of this. We've been trying that since the 80's with little success. Even incarserated they're still a drain on the taxpayer. They must be made to take responsibility for thmselves and for their families and become part of the American mainstream society. WELFARE IS NOT THE ANSWER!! My Grandfather had a saying;"Their are few problems a man has that a good job won't solve." Jobs for those that want to work,jail for those who don't/won't. Bring real jobs back to America. Abolish welfare and give everyone a equal shot at the brass ring.