The Freeman's Burden:

To defend the principles of human liberty; to educate; to be vigilant against the ever expanding power of the state.

Tuesday, January 11, 2005

U.S. Aid should silence critics

Of course, it wouldn't. But Americans have proven once again that we are the most generous people in the world. In addition to the 350 million dollars that the federal government has contributed to the Tsunami relief effort and the costs associated with using two U.S. battle groups to deliver that aid, the Jerusalem Post reports that U.S. corporate donations now top 302 million dollars. This is in addition to the 337 million dollars donated by individual Americans including 10 million donated by President Bush out of his personal wealth. The total response by the United States alone now tops more than 1 billion dollars. I urge everyone to continue to donate to the NGO's that have proven most effective in helping those affected by this dreadful calamity.


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