Was reading some news reports over at CNN and came across one about the aftermath of Isabel. Harris-Teeter, a privately owned grocery store, was giving out bags of ice. Private corporations, including the one I work for, do this kind of stuff all the time. When there is an emergency, that is not the time to be gouging people, but taking care of them, even at high cost. One of the people there made the comment:

“Why is a private store the place that we’re getting ice, and not the federal government?”

   Personally, I believe this is the way it should be. Yes, in an emergency such as this, the government should be somewhat involved, but only minimally. Private donations, and help is the way to go. The Federal government just needs to stay out of things and let people learn to be responsible for themselves.