Pay Or Burn

Remember last year when we heard about that house in Tennessee that firefighters refused to put out because its owners had not paid their annual fire subscription fee? And everyone was all, “You’re kidding, right?” Well, they were not kidding then and they are not kidding now. Not burning to the ground is a privilege, not a right. How long before cash-strapped municipalities start going up to random homeowners and saying, “Nice house you got here. Be a shame if it caught fire, wouldn’t it?” I would not be shocked to learn that it is happening already.