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It was truly stunning to see how quickly Texas devolved into the dark ages due to a short but powerful storm, and the widespread suffering it caused was a tragedy of epic proportions. 

What the past week has shown us or should have shown us (but the lesson will be incredibly short-lived), is how tenuous things really are, and how we have come to place our very survival in not just other people’s hands, but often into the hands of totally inept bureaucrats. Don’t get me wrong, emergency services did a great job, but poor decisions like limiting shelter space to allow for “social distancing” causing people to freeze to death, came from some bureaucrat somewhere, just following orders, not thinking of the consequences, or even more staggering, not allowing people to spend the night in a warming center in bitter freezing weather due to COVID-19 restrictions. 

The events of Texas are full of teaching moments, and while painting a wide swath with a broad brush is often problematic and unfair, simply look at the images in the news and the sheer number of people waiting in the line to get food, water, propane, (More)

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