July 13, 2011

NO. BUT I’D TRADE A LIFETIME PASS ON PUBLIC TRANSIT FOR A CAR. Would you trade your car for a lifetime pass on public transit?

Public transit has its place, but so does this observation from P.J. O’Rourke:

Cars didn’t shape our existence; cars let us escape with our lives. We’re way the heck out here in Valley Bottom Heights and Trout Antler Estates because we were at war with the cities. We fought rotten public schools, idiot municipal bureaucracies, corrupt political machines, rampant criminality and the pointy-headed busybodies. Cars gave us our dragoons and hussars, lent us speed and mobility, let us scout the terrain and probe the enemy’s lines. And thanks to our cars, when we lost the cities we weren’t forced to surrender, we were able to retreat.

That’s why the nanny-staters hate ’em. They want you under their thumb.

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