Friday, August 20, 2004

A New Model

Andrew Tobias points to a recent column by Matt Miller that lays out a model for progressive governmental action.

He uses the example of Hurricane Charley and disaster relief to point out that our society regardless of political persuasion as no problem with providing relief to innocent victims of natural disasters.

Much of what is on the progressive agenda is also in fact disaster relief for innocent victims. Disasters like broad-based unemployment and innocent victims like poor children.

Charley and this history of social progress offer hope by reminding us that deep down, many conservatives are merely liberals waiting to be awakened. They just need a little help connecting the dots when the accident of birth or hand of Fate is less dramatically (but no less truly) a "disaster."

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