Why were there no “safe rooms” at the Moore, Oklahoma, schools on Monday when a giant tornado roared through killing at least seven children at Tower Plaza School? I did not need the New York Times to tell me the answer. Cost and, most of all, powerful anti-government attitudes.
I can understand why some do not want big government to mandate what is done with individual homes although we all submit to government electrical and building codes without a flinch. But to ignore safety in public buildings, particularly in our schools where young children can be trapped like sardines in a can as a storm approaches, well, that’s too much.
Shame on state leaders who reject protecting children because of their ideological beliefs. Bite your beliefs, spend the money for the kids.
Again, what’s the value of a young life?