We’ve always been on our own. Many states never see Federal funds after a disaster. Besides, it basically just means loans for most people. Only the protected classes get actual grants of some sort.
People need to stop using the progressive template “Bush didn’t help New Orleans”. Actually, he did and if New Orleans had been majority white, no one would have said a word or cared. Perhaps the liberals would have complained about the waste of Federal tax funds on white people.
People need to be prepared for disaster on their own. Prepared to help the elderly and disabled. Prepared to rebuild with each others’ help.
Improvise. Adapt. Overcome. If States declined Federal intervention in the first place, they wouldn’t be dependent upon it in the second place.
Borders are a different issue, unfortunately, because it is a Federal obligation and this administration is declining the obligation to protect the border. The solution is to replace the administration with one that actually does its job.
WE are the answer and we can do it electorally.
Everyone also has to realize that the progressives are really enjoying our angst. We could stop the hand wringing and drama and deprive them of that.
Point well taken.