By Sahid Fawaz
The events of the past few days have presented a dramatic, real life example of two worlds coexisting in America.
The first is the real world, which is located in, among other places, Louisiana.
In Louisiana there is a state of emergency underway as Hurricane Isaac passes through. In response, police, firefighters, and other unionized personnel are working tirelessly to help millions of residents get back on their feet.
Without government help – from emergency services to the levees that protect communities – the situation would be catastrophic.