There have been many commentators, and quite a few newspeople, who have advocated that not one red cent be spent to rebuild and fortify New Orleans (for a variety of reason already well known and illuminated).
Question for ALL of them: If Galveston is devestated to the point of total disaster, a city of 250,000 (same as Plano and larger than Lubbock, Corpus Christi, Amarillo, etc.), should money be spent to rebuild IT? What about it??????
Galveston (oh Galveston, I can hear your sea winds calling ... - sorry, a Glen Campbell/Jimmy Webb moment overtook me) will always be in danger because of its location in the Gulf of Mexico. It is another 1900 disaster just waiting to happen.
But ... isn't it a special as any other American city? Since when do we, as a nation, abandon other Americans merely due to address? Well, we DON'T and WE SHOULD NEVER START!
Point to ponder, eh?