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Should Police and Fire Protection Be Shifted...

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from a government service to a commodity driven by business models?

 

Yes or no?  Why?

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In some places fire is.

There was a story in Tennessee(?) a while back where the firemen watched a house burn to the ground, and protected the neighbors homes from the flames.

All because the burning home owners hadn't paid their fire department dues.

And, we already have private police forces.

Try to break into a government building, and there will be some contracted security guards there first...unless it is NSA, and they use a combo of MPs and the NSA cops. The NSA cops lit up a car load of trannys a while back when they tried to run through the gate. They do not fool around.

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Just now, dena said:

In some places fire is.

There was a story in Tennessee(?) a while back where the firemen watched a house burn to the ground, and protected the neighbors homes from the flames.

All because the burning home owners hadn't paid their fire department dues.

And, we already have private police forces.

Try to break into a government building, and there will be some contracted security guards there first...unless it is NSA, and they use a combo of MPs and the NSA cops. The NSA cops lit up a car load of trannys a while back when they tried to run through the gate. They do not fool around.

I understand we do as a supplement to the government service.  But the fact of the matter is the vast majority of polie and fire protection in this country is a government service.

 

So back to the question.

 

Should we go to a commodity based form of police and fire protection?

 

Yes or no?

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Is this something someone is talking about or is this just a stupid internet analogy to be applied to medical insurance, education, etc?

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3 mins ago, moonbat said:

I understand we do as a supplement to the government service.  But the fact of the matter is the vast majority of polie and fire protection in this country is a government service.

 

So back to the question.

 

Should we go to a commodity based form of police and fire protection?

 

Yes or no?

 

 

Sure, what is the worst that could happen?

The for profit prisons, and for profit cops work together to keep a steady stream of business flowing each way.

Kind of like what we have now, the same folks getting arrested in the same communities, justifying the need for a larger and larger and larger police force.

Is that as bad as it can get?

At least you can sue a company, hold their execs responsible.

With the cops, you sue, and win,, the tax payers lose.

I would rather some shareholder lose, than every tax payer.

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7 mins ago, dena said:

 

 

Sure, what is the worst that could happen?

The for profit prisons, and for profit cops work together to keep a steady stream of business flowing each way.

Kind of like what we have now, the same folks getting arrested in the same communities, justifying the need for a larger and larger and larger police force.

Is that as bad as it can get?

At least you can sue a company, hold their execs responsible.

With the cops, you sue, and win,, the tax payers lose.

I would rather some shareholder lose, than every tax payer.

Who pays for the Police Company?  Who does the Police Company bill for services rendered?

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23 mins ago, moonbat said:

from a government service to a commodity driven by business models?

 

Yes or no?  Why?

it depends:

 

In a rural setting, I see no problem allowing private contractors to manage large areas in both police and fire.

 

Fire departments and first aid for small towns like mine can all be volunteer rather than salaried.

 

 

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12 mins ago, Slacker said:

Is this something someone is talking about or is this just a stupid internet analogy to be applied to medical insurance, education, etc?

Its part of the Libertarian platform, I suspect that the op is trying to engage Little.

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17 mins ago, moonbat said:

I understand we do as a supplement to the government service.  But the fact of the matter is the vast majority of polie and fire protection in this country is a government service.

 

So back to the question.

 

Should we go to a commodity based form of police and fire protection?

 

Yes or no?

Yes

 

Why commodity based: crowd fund it, let them sell advertising. Let them sell shares.

Wackenhut does a superior job running prisons than the government ever could.

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6 mins ago, moonbat said:

Who pays for the Police Company?  Who does the Police Company bill for services rendered?

Self supported through fines and fees.

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2 mins ago, dena said:

Self supported through fines and fees.

So incentivize finding ways to charge people.  Enforce every speed limit violation no matter how small.  Ok.

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1 min ago, moonbat said:

So incentivize finding ways to charge people.  Enforce every speed limit violation no matter how small.  Ok.

It would certainly give incentive to taking responsibility for ones actions.

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10 mins ago, Kings over Queens said:

Its part of the Libertarian platform, I suspect that the op is trying to engage Little.

Or, just a stupid internet analogy.

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