There are times when it matters not how smart we are
There are times when it matters not how rich we are
There are times when it matters not how powerful we are
These are the times when we let human characteristics like greed and lust take over
and these are the times when we must look to, and follow outside guidelines, rules and regulations .
The recent explosion in Texas is an example one of these times.
Texas, a state that tried to secede from the United States less than a year ago is now asking for United States help in cleaning up a private enterprise’s mess.
This is a state that features two senators that voted against aid for the northeast after hurricane Sandy. Seems they consider natural disasters something that should be handled locally but, private investment should be bailed out by your tax dollars.
This is a state that carries its personal responsibility with pride? Controlled by states rights activists this state wants less government regulation.
As an aside this state also boasts proudly the fact that it holds the record for most legalized murder in the country. This record is being challenged by Florida with their “if someone pisses you off shoot em law.” But I am going off track here, back to the message.
Texas’s distrust of anything federal is the most likely reason for the lack of any OSHA inspection for the last 15 years. And not having an inspection allowed conditions such as is discussed in the link.
Link to texas thing
And Jeff Liebmann has a good blog again at this link…
- Texas takes step toward secession with Rick Perry’s plan to hoard gold (chasvoice.blogspot.com)