But knowing that everyone else in my town now had to take up the slack for me not paying would make me feel like shit. I think that is Kents point.
Was Kent a Gardiner landowner prior to 1971?
If so, then *maybe* he has a beef (35 years too late
, but whatever).
If not, then I think he's a little late for the pity party.
Your volunteer firefighter analogy is totally inapplicable.
(besides, my brother is a volunteer firefighter, and I KNOW the only reason he does it is to hang out and drink beer w/ the other firefighters at the firehouse
Wonderful that those folks *choose* to do those things.
Others might coach Little League, or volunteer at the Library, or whatever. Or not.
Has ZERO to do with paying your legally mandated property taxes.