Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Accountability

From the Clarion Ledger Recovery on Gulf Coast could fail without help, accountability

An editorial written by James Crowell of Biloxi. Here are a few excerpts:

......We are from Alabama, Louisiana , Mississippi and Texas. At stake is much more than a few New Orleans neighborhoods. We consider our individual communities as vital parts of a whole region. And just as it is not uncommon for a citizen of Mobile to identify with the musical traditions of New Orleans, we also understand our neighbors' woes to be our own.

This is our home. We do not need to "move on." The storm waters exposed so many of our needs. We know what our communities need, individually, and as a region. We only pause now to ask those with the power to change things to come alongside us and work for recovery.

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