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The Political Magic of Roads

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Is real democracy possible without highways?
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Actually, as Hitler realized and then Eisenhower after him, the existence of good roads builds national identity and allows for economic (and military) responsiveness. They also make people aware that the government is functional and important in their lives. Infrastructure is a necessity for a modern state, democratic, autocratic, or whatever. It is a major argument against anarchy or libertarianism. How are the roads near you? What infrastructure is most in need of work? For me, I think our railroads are in great need of help. Here in Arizona, the legislature has been remiss in funding for road repairs. In the father reaches of the state, there will be years before a road can be reconditioned, which means they will eventually have to be rebuilt. Of course, we don't have to worry about bridges the way much of the country does.

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This Is What The Nation's Crumbling Infrastructure Really Looks Like (PHOTOS)

This Is What The Nation's Crumbling Infrastructure Really Looks Like (PHOTOS) | Upsetment | Scoop.it
Hundreds of thousands of bridges across the country are in bad shape, and the result can be tragic.
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So you don't want to pay taxes. Fine, but just what will you do when the bridge falls down or the road becomes one giant pothole? Government is not the problem. The problem has been a preoccupation with making war and maintaining empire instead of providing government.

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