His home was going up in flames. So big were the flames, that he did what anyone in his position would do. He called for help and was told that the fire trucks were on their way. When the help arrived, they determined that his house was not on the approved list. The Firefighters then sat in their trucks and watched as the house burned.
Like most do, this fire started spreading and inched its way more and more in the direction of his neighbor’s home. The firefighters, already on site, checked their list and came to the conclusion that the second homeowner had paid his fee. They put out the part of the fire that threatened to the neighbor’s house, went back in their trucks and continued watching as the first house burned to the ground.
Along with all his worldly possessions, the home owner, Mr. Gene Cranick lost three dogs and two cats.
This is what limited government is all about and it is a concept the Republican Teaparty is pushing. Limit government, where all government services are privatized then offered to consumers for a fee. If the consumer can’t afford these fees, then their choice is to live, die or have all their worldly possession destroyed because, as in this case, he forgot to pay the $75 fee for fire service protection.
As the Republican Teaparty explains it, government is too involved in the lives of Americans. If they had their way, Rand Paul, Sharron Angle, Christine O’Donnell and their follow Republican friends would enact a Fire Fee that will allow Americans to purchase this protection, thus, allowing them to be protected in the event of a fire. According to their thinking, this would eliminate the government from having to provide this vital service, and present a way for private companies to get involved. The Republican Teaparty believes that when private companies provide this service, we will reduce the influence of the government on our lives, and a private company makes money in the process.
This batch of Republican Teaparty activists don’t want to stop there. They also want to privatize education, teachers, police, parks, roads and any other social program that Americans benefit from today. They call this benefit socialism, which they define as an individual paying into a tax system, that is then used to provide these basic but important services to everyone.
Their ultimate goal is to have private companies take over these functions, have the citizens of this nation become nothing more than consumers, and eliminate the need to pay taxes completely. Why would the government need tax dollars when private companies would be providing the services?
They have already started defending the actions of the above mentioned Fire Fighters. These Republican Teaparty members are even calling Mr. Gene Cranick names like jerk, freeloader, and ingrate.
Kevin Williamson, a Conservative writer for The National Review, said;
For their trouble, the South Fulton fire department is being treated as though it has done something wrong, rather than having gone out of its way to make services available to people who did not have them before. The world is full of jerks, freeloaders, and ingrates — and the problems they create for themselves are their own. These free-riders have no more right to South Fulton’s firefighting services than people in Muleshoe, Texas, have to those of NYPD detectives.
Republican Teaparty member Glenn Beck from the “Fair and Balanced” Fox News had to make his voice heard on this issue. Not to be left out, he said;
It’s $75 at the at the beginning of the year. You pay it and they put your house out. If you don’t pay it, they don’t put your house out.
So in this Republican Teaparty world, if the consumer can’t pay for these services, then don’t call 911 to report the home invasion, just learn karate or have the robber take you out quickly. That way, it cuts down on the pain.
And don’t send your kids to school if you forgot to pay that fee. Their names will be checked and once discovered, they will be put outside the building until you’re able to pick them up. You know they’re not going home on that school bus.
And when your home is in flames, make sure your $75.00 fee is paid. If it’s not paid, the fire trucks may show up, but not to put out the fire on your home. They will show up and stand by, just in case the fire spreads to the neighbor whose fee is paid.
This is not the America we want!
- Report: Firefighters Allow House To Burn Because Resident Did Not Pay Fee (mediaite.com)
- Video: Firefighters let home burn to the ground because owner didn’t pay annual $75 fee (hotair.com)
- Firefighters Watch As Home Burns: Gene Cranick’s House Destroyed In Tennessee Over $75 Fee (VIDEO) (huffingtonpost.com)