August 13, 2010
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And which one is fake? Actually, if you read this blog you already know the answer. =D
David in Qatar
Police State Gets A$$ Whooped
Always good to see the armed thugs of the Police State - who are really no different from highly trained Mafia goons - get a beat down :)
Can roads be privatized? Absolutely. In fact, before State governments started interfering in the transportation marketplace, private roads thrived in America (early-to-mid 1800's, before the Federal government became powerful enough to start meddling.) Those early State government forays into road subsidization and control were so corrupt that some States in the midwest temporarily outlawed road subsidies.
Unfortunately, it's another one of those areas where economics has been replaced by jibberish.
Take our friends: the poor turtles that the Left just absolutely tears up thinking about. Those poor, poor turtles. Now, I don't know about you, but I'm not a big fan of running over turtles or having turtles on my road causing traffic problems and possibly unsafe conditions. Nor is anyone else. (Raise your hand if you like having turtles on your highway. Anyone? Anyone? Bueller? I didn't think so.)
What would happen if the road was privately owned? Do you think the road owner would want turtles on his road? Do you think his customers would want turtles on the road? Do you think a solution would be found that cost less than $3,400,000? I think so. Might the owner of the road just take 'em out back and shoot 'em? Perhaps, but not likely. After all, the threat of a public relations backlash probably would make him think twice.
But, you object, the road owner might charge people for driving on the road! Oh, the horror! After all, you don't have to pay for the roads you drive on. Are you sure about that? (drivers licenses, license plates, smog tests, parking tickets, speeding tickets, local taxes, tolls, hidden taxes, etc.) I think if you look closely you'll find out that nothing is free in this world.