Can the state buy me a dog?
Well, I should have known this was inevitable. Government evacuation plans are now going to have to include getting pets out of harm's way! That's right, the state is going to confiscate taxpayer money to make sure poor Fifi doesn't drown in the class 4 hurricane bearing down on its smelly behind. Isn't this a wonderful quote from the Humane Society: "We cannot rely on individual acts of compassion." No, of course not, better call in the National Guard instead.
Here's a thought. If you own a pet that you're willing to risk your life for, then shouldn't you be responsible enough to own a cage and some food so you can bring your pet along with you when you need to evacuate? I could tell the same old story about how the expansion of the socialist welfare/warfare state destroys personal responsibility, but it always seems to fall on deaf ears. Or are people not listening because they're too busy looking for another handout from the government?