i made a major mistake in writing about the family in Tennessee, whose house burned down while the firefighters watched. i did not do my research and thought that it was a case study of “i dont want to pay taxes but dont let my house burn down.” I was wrong, and am taking a mulligan. I originally said this is “tea party” America and again i was wrong about that. This is right wing “conservatism” in action.
A local famly in Tennessee not only had had to endure the horror of their house burning down while the fire department sat and watched. Gene kranick is someone who paid his taxes, he just did not pay the $75 extra fire protection fee. So as Mayor David Crocker said, “if homeowners don\'t pay, they\'re out of luck.” yet we are in America and who would ever think that the Fire Department would be pay for play. Not the “tea partiers” for sure since they admire the Founders so(and Ben Franklin started the Fire Departments).
So I do a little more research and like the Mystery Inc. gang, we were able to track down and expose the culprit in the end.
But last December, a county commission on which every member is a Republican voted to rescind a resolution passed years earlier that would have established a countywide fire department.
So I apologize to the “tea partiers” and the Cranick family. This is not a case of someone wanting a service they did not pay for, nor of the tea party wanting in to change government. This is strictly a case of complete republican rule. where they have full control and ability to implement all of the ideology they subscribe too.
I have always said that republicans should have to live under the rules and policies they so desperately want. Unfortunately Mr. Cranick, found out how devastating they really are! Ayn Rand would be proud!