The most shocking story of the day is up at Think Progress: Tennessee County’s Subscription-Based Firefighters Watch As Family Home Burns Down . Seriously, Obion County has a subscription-based fire department that only covers those who subscribe, rather than the normal sort that is paid out of taxes and covers everyone. So firefighters came to the fire and watched as that family’s home burned to the ground. They hadn’t been paid, so they refused to help.
It’s the perfect example of life under a libertarian, big business conservative vision of life, where we have no mutual responsibilities to our community and it to us. It’s everyone for himself, and the devil take the hindmost. I think it’s disgusting.