Wednesday, May 03, 2017

City-run range would be misfire

(My Eastern New Mexico News column for May 3, 2017)

I love libraries, parks, and zoos. However, I'm not selfish enough to believe other people should subsidize things I enjoy. For me to force someone to hand over their hard-earned money to pay for something they don't want and won't use would be wrong. Every dollar I take is a dollar someone can't use for things such as food, the electric bill, toys for their child, or medicine. My wishes don't change theft into something moral.

To have government do the taking on my behalf, through taxation, doesn't magically change wrong into the rest...

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  1. The Eastern New Mexico News site has started putting your columns behind a subscriber only paywall.

    1. When I go to it, a popup asks if I would like to subscribe or "just keep reading". I click "just keep reading" and it shows it.
      But, I know the internet can be a bit random.

  2. Yeah, I used to get the subscribe/just keep reading option. Now I get the option to 1) log in if I am a subscriber or 2) subscribe. It may be some kind of setup triggered by the user's number of views per month.

    1. I think there is a limit per week. Also, I think the limit is 3.