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Tuesday, October 05, 2010

more on the teaparty-esque system that let firefighers watch a house burn down

if this is how you want your whole government to run, you're in the WRONG COUNTRY. please don't forget this is AMERICA. BY the people FOR the people 

National Review Writers Defend County Whose Subscription-Only Firefighters Watched Home Burn Down

 By Zaid Jilani

As ThinkProgress reported earlier this morning, South Fulton firefighters from Obion, Tennessee, last week stood by and watched as a family’s home burned down because their services were available by subscription only, and the family had not paid the $75 fee. As ThinkProgress noted, the case perfectly demonstrated conservative ideology, which is based around the idea of the on-your-own society and informs a policy agenda that primarily serves the well-off and privileged. Now, leading conservative authors from modern conservatism’s bulkhead magazine, The National Review, have come out in defense of Obion County firefighters’ policy of servicing rural citizens by paid subscription only.  ..........

2 comments:

Lemmy Caution said...

It blows me away that firefighters could just stand and watch a house burn to the ground.

What blows me away even more are all the right wing christians who are applauding the firemen for doing nothing. Wow.

a rose is a rose said...

and one or two even saying that's what THEIR jesus would do! gotta love those do unto others folk, no?