“It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of light, it was the season of darkness, it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair.” ― Charles Dickens,
I borrowed this quote to illustrate a point in American history, that no matter how much evil exists in the world, there is always the indomitable spirit of people who believe in Life, Liberty and Happiness. No matter the desperation of their situation. In life there is always moments of great joy and excruciating sadness. No where could this be found but in the aftermath of hurricane Harvey that struck Houston Texas.
This picture shows the extent of the humanity at its greatest. People helping people in need. Citizens stepped up and helped with the rescue efforts. The government stretched to the limits to shelter and assist people in their time of need. The first responders (Police, Fire, EMS), quickly became overwhelmed with the amount of water from Hurricane Harvey. So without any calls for assistance, the citizens stepped up.
From Louisiana and East Texas came the Cajun Navy with their boats. The call quickly went out for more people with boats that could navigate waters in and around Houston. The National Guard helicopters that were grounded during the torrential rains finally took to the air performing rescue operations. The rescue coordination was remarkable. National support by religious leaders volunteered their time, money and comfort to aid those that lost everything.
Family members, including pets, rescued from rising flood waters.
Texas cowboys are amazing. They are as resourceful as our Hawaiian Paniolo’s.
Rescuing Drowning cattle and horses.
An amazing sight of cattle, horses and pets being rescued from the rising flood waters.
Texas Governor Greg Abbott and President Donald Trump coordinated early before the storm hit to expedite funds and emergency services. These proactive steps are helping with the recovery effort. The scope of the damage is enormous; however, the priority is on saving lives and rescuing people. That is the purpose and number one job of government; to protect the citizens.
I don’t remember in my lifetime any President declaring his love for country and the people as President Trump often does. When President Trump addressed the people of Corpus Christi to let Texans know that help was on the way, and then the thunderous cheers when the President unfurled the Texas State flag was moving to many in Texas and all around the country. Despite the President’s critics, he’s doing a great job. His energy level is insatiable. That’s the kind of President I want. I don’t want political correctness, indecisive, timid leaders. This is what makes America strong, and great. God bless the people of Houston Texas, and God Bless The United States of America.