Monday, June 23, 2008

A Major Victory for Texas (Ron Paul)

Ron Paul, a strong opponent of the proposed Trans-Texas Corridor/NAFTA Superhighway, celebrates a victory:

I am pleased to report that last week we received notice that the Texas Department of Transportation will recommend the I-69 Project be developed using existing highway facilities instead of the proposed massive new Trans Texas Corridor/NAFTA Superhighway. According to the Texas Transportation Commissioner, consideration is no longer being given to new corridors and other proposals for a new highway footprint for this project. A major looming threat to property rights and national sovereignty is removed with this encouraging announcement.

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Note: I would amend his statement:
"In a perfect world, government could be trusted to act in the best interests of the people without overwhelming pressure of this kind."
To this:
"In a perfect world, there would be no state at all."
Nobody's perfect, and there will never be a "perfect" world, but a stateless society is nonetheless possible. Even though Dr. Paul does not advocate this as his goal, his work has shown large amounts of people the tyrannical and immoral actions of the state, and thus small victories such as this can be achieved. Hopefully in time, with a little help from anti-state sources like the Mises Institute, many of these people will come to realize that the state itself is the problem, and then real victories can be achieved!

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