Yesterday, a library showed me what a social contract should look like.

Librarians posts this guide in bathrooms at their locations to provide anonymous help for those afraid to ask.

“When you hear people talk about socialism, they bring up complex government entities as though there is a major change different from anything in the American experience. The social contract we all live by, though, tells us some items are best handled in a way that everyone shares a burden. The thing we seek isn’t to make a huge profit, or to be a blockbuster business. Sometimes, the community provides services just because a community knows that these services make everywhere a better place to live.

City parks, museums, libraries. All efforts are undertaken with tax dollars from everyone, without an alternative plan to make money. They exist for their own sake.”