Selene Posted October 5, 2010 Share Posted October 5, 2010 (edited) Well folks:I have my own opinion on this, I would be extremely interested in how this forum responds."News of a home burning down in rural Obion County, Tennessee because the neighboring fire department refused assistance to the owners who hadn't paid the $75 fee for the coverage, has spread like, well, wildfire.The incident has caused a raging debate, and has even left one talking head warning this is an example of "Tea Party" America. (See the original story and video from the scene.)"http://www.theblaze....-party-america/"Oy, this is bad for libertarians,” wrote Danial Foster on National Review’s blog “The Corner.” He added: I have no problem with this kind of opt-in government in principle — especially in rural areas where individual need for government services and available infrastructure vary so widely. But forget the politics: what moral theory allows these firefighters (admittedly acting under orders) to watch this house burn to the ground when 1) they have already responded to the scene; 2) they have the means to stop it ready at hand; 3) they have a reasonable expectation to be compensated for their trouble?"Adam Edited October 5, 2010 by Selene Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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