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Helping with Hurricane Gustav, Day Two

Because helping those who help themselves is the American way

I’d like to add to yesterday’s post suggesting our readers chip in to charities such as the Red Cross and the Salvation Army, as well as some excellent local efforts that were left in the comments, that generous giving to a good cause is a great testimony to the American spririt. It speaks to the belief that the government shouldn’t be responsible for everything–and that private citizens in fortunate circumstances can open their hearts and wallets when others are in need without putting additional burdens on the public purse.

I happen to think Bobby Jindal is doing a terrific job helping Louisianans help themselves, and I hope we can all see our way clear to making their job a little easier.

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