Of all the cities and towns in America, Huntsville is the only place engaged in some formal civil defense program?
What does this say about us? About how our state and local officials are so dependent upon the federal government to do it all for us?
Uncle Sam's politically plugged-in bureaucracies will always do pretty much what they decide is in the "public interest," as long as there are ample PACs and special-interest movements pushing them. But local officials are theoretically a lot more approachable and closer to the needs and desires of the populace.
If there is a worthwhile function of local government today, it should be in the field of ensuring local people are always going to have basic life-sustaining services and resources available to them, come hell or high water. Yep, a civil defense program fits that bill.
We should see other municipalities follow the lead of Huntsville. Continuing peace and prosperity in America are not likely in the long-term.
See: "City prepares for nuke terror--Local officials restore long-abandoned fallout shelters, train for WMD emergency"
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