On "Mandatory Evacuations".....

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    As a limited government conservative I don't believe the government has any right to forcibly remove you from your home, no matter how sensible it may be to leave, due to an oncoming hurricane, wildfire, flooding, etc.

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    If you choose to stay despite being given every warning and, if need be, every provision to leave, then you do not have the right to put first responders at risk when things go bad. If you are under a mandatory evacuation order and you do not evacuate, you on your own. No 911 calls. No ambulance rescues. No fire or police services. You should assume all risk and all responsibility for sustaining your own life and the lives of your family.

    What say you?
     
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    My view? Obey the Law. Get out those who are willing to leave FIRST if they aren't mobile; then the kids of EVERYONE who is staying put. Then round up the recalcitrants until it is no longer safe to do so. Being stupid should not be a death sentence.



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    That's exactly what rescue services says.
     
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    The constitution is not a suicide pact - If a person decides not to voluntarily move themselves from harms way, then as a people, we have no responsibly to rescue them from their stupidity.
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    nc just moves...simple as that...the outer banks will begin moving today....some weather sites are calling for us to have 20 inches of rain....i doubt that....
     
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    The reality is that no matter what a person believes the size of government should be, if they stay behind a mandatory evacuation and are staring at a shit storm right in front of them, they are going to reach out for and accept whatever help they can get their hands on. I know I would.
     
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    Oh, but it should. And often is. Though not often enough...
     
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    Abraham Lincoln didn’t agree with this platitude...
     
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    Like I care what Lincoln thought? I would not allow any services for gross stupidity.
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