Where Are Republican Objections To Federal Dollars For Galveston Seawall Improvements?—Where Are Seawall Bake Sales And The Citizen Volunteers?
The people of Galveston County will be enjoying the benefits of federal dollars as the federal government will be picking up most of the expense for $15 million in improvements to the Galveston Seawall.
(Above–Picture of Galveston Seawall I took earlier his year. Government, in concert with our own hard work, can help protect us from the storms of life.)
From the Houston Chronicle—
“….the seawall from Fourth Street to 83rd Street will be landscaped with palm trees and native grasses… Other improvements include solar lighting, benches and markers with information on history and local plants and wildlife. The bulk of the $15 million cost for the entire project will be paid for with federal transportation money…”
In 2010, the voters of Galveston County elected a Republican county government.
I thought the message of the 2010 election was to get government out of our lives.
Where are the objections to this project from Galveston County Republicans? Where are the Republicans of principle holding bake sales to raise funds for Seawall improvements? Where are the citizens forming volunteer parties to do this work without federal intrusion from Washington?
People can go on and on about government. But in the end, they take the money.
There is nothing wrong with taking the money for useful projects such as improving a resource as vital to the safety and prosperity of Galveston County as is the Seawall.
Also, there is nothing wrong with realizing the fact that government has a role to play in our lives.
Wherever in the country you live, you can bet that folks who complain about government are taking government dollars for needed and helpful reasons.
We should be proud of the fact that we live in a civilized nation where funds are raised and people are helped for the good of the general welfare.
(Photo copyright Neil Aquino)