Rick Perry has his panties in a wad over the federal government. Again. What did the Obama administration do this time? Surely they took away some hard-working Texan’s firearm, or ran some small business into the ground because it was releasing God-fearing emissions into the atmosphere. At the very least, they must’ve passed an elitist resolution declaring polo superior to football.
None of the above. Gov. Secession is demanding that the federal government pony up more emergency funds after Texas’s wildfire devastation. “It is not only the responsibility of the federal government, but its obligation under the law, to help its citizens in time of emergency,” he said.
That sounds effete at best, downright pinko at worst. Have the socialists finally gotten to one of America’s proudest states’ rights advocates? If this keeps up, Perry will be diverting state funds toward a “save the coyotes” campaign.
Fact is, the many people whose lives and livelihoods were upended by the terrible wildfires need all the help they can get. That’s what federal emergency programs are for. That’s what the federal government is for. You can’t build a new house out of Tea Party pamphlets.