Oct. 5th, 2010
In rural unincorporated Tennessee, residents apparently have to pay an extra $75 per year in order to receive fire department protection. One such homeowner, having failed to do so, pleaded with firefighters to help save his burning house. They refused.The house burned to the ground. Here's the kicker:
"The homeowner, Gene Cranick, said he offered to pay whatever it would take for firefighters to put out the flames, but was told it was too late." Italics mine.
This seems the perfect exemplar of the contemporary Libertarian outlook. Welcome to the "it sucks to be you" vision for America.