NYTimes: Freeing A City That Didn’t Know It Was Enslaved
KEENE, N.H. — In most places, the parking enforcement officer reflects the municipal compact. Armed only with a gadget that can spit out a ticket at the forgotten drop of a dime, the officer quietly serves civic and commercial life by ensuring that meters are fed.
In most places, yes. But not here in charming Keene, where parking officers figure in a philosophical tug of war between a small band of activists who live by the motto “Free Keene,” and the great majority of residents who were unaware that their city was in bondage.
Keene’s two parking officers, both women, are often videotaped by young adults known as “Robin Hooders.” They track the whereabouts of the officers by two-way radio, feed expired meters before $5 tickets can be written, and leave a business card saying that “we saved you from the king’s tariff.”
Just another day, just another egotistical Anarchist who is foolish enough to think his fantasy of living in a tax free 3rd world hell hole is shared by any sane person. I’m sorry but I don’t think a parking ticket is any kind of oppression and I don’t think that these little children are doing anything but intellectual masturbation
Libertarianism poisons everything it touches. It would be nice if they could be spanked and sent to bed without supper but there don’t seem to be any responsible adults willing to help them grow up.