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    Tuesday, September 06, 2005

    Why Didn't They Leave?

    Everyone's asking why those folks who stayed in New Orleans chose not to evacuate, as they had been ordered. Mary Landrieu is blaming those who stayed for their own distress, saying that even the poorest citizens of Louisiana were offered opportunities to evacuate that they didn't take. Whether or not she states fact, she assumes a trust of the government that these people are obviously not going to have, having been completely ignored for years.

    This guy in Salon, says it best:

    "I didn't want to leave my house," he says. "I was fine. What were they going to do? Take me to the Superdome where I'd get shot and robbed?"

    When the government "helps" the poor, they end up mired in violence. And they know it.

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