Once upon a time, a long, long time ago there was present in American cities and neighborhoods an institution known as the Welcome Wagon. If one moved into a house, within a few days a nice lady would appear with a few goodies and lots of coupons that could be used in local merchant stores. It was a welcome to the new neighborhood by your new neighbors. Alas, that was then, and today, the only welcome once receives is a series of TV ads informing the new resident that a local politician was born in Afghanistan and is a secret terrorist.
We Americans, due to institutions such as Fox News or the Tea Party have discovered that our new neighbors are probably terrorists themselves and if they have a problem, it is THEIR PROBLEM, not that of the community. Fox News and the Tea Party have taught America to fear the stranger, to hate the stranger and it is every man and woman for themselves. Such is life in Mitt’s America.
And, by the way, if your home catches on fire, do NOT summon the local fire department, it is your fire, put it out by yourself!