8320Conservatives & Rail Transit; was Re: strange bedfellows
- Apr 19, 2005--- In email@example.com, "Andrew Dawson"
> Karen Sandness wrote:conservative
> >The arch-conservative Paul Weyrich has long been in favor of mass
> >transit, so not all Republicans are knee-jerk car potatoes.
> Karen you made a very good point, just because some one is a
> dosen't mean that they are right winged. Just as there areliberals who are
> not left leaning.Well, I consider myself as a convert. A life-long liberal who once
> Andrew Dawson
voted for McGovern, I have left the fold and have become very
conservative in recent years for a number of reasons that I won't go
But what really gets me about some conservatives is that they refuse
to apply the same tough standards for the highway and automotive
mode that they insist upon applying to rail transit.
Most conservatives are firm believers in the good of allowing free
markets to prevail - and I agree. But what many refuse to see is
that the automotive and highway mode have existed in anything but a
true "free market" environment - a fact that most of you on this
list are probably aware of. If we are to move ahead as a nation in
the field of transportation, changes need to be made.
Fred M. Cain
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