President Bush declared the Washington, D.C. area a federal disaster area and in a state of emergency in anticipation of the Obama coronation next week. This was done to allow federal funds to flow to the city to cover costs associated with the inauguration, which the city estimate at $75 million. Total costs for the event are expected to top $160 million. And we may be facing these expenses every four years until Obama decides to stop.
There is an emergency in Washington, D.C. The Constitution and the view of individual rights that it stems from have been swept aside in a hurricane of statism. Unfortunately, the disaster is going on 75 years now and there are no signs of federal relief.