Every so often one comes across another statement by those supporting the Republican Party which raises questions not only about their intelligence but about their knowledge of American history. George Will, an intelligent man and one versed in history, wrote a column condemning President Obama’s request for high speed trains as an example of Socialism in action because it furthers the concept of “collectivism.” I assume Will means forcing people to use the same means of transportation. I assume George Will is familiar with actions by that noted, “Socialist,” Abraham Lincoln to fund construction of the inter-continental railroad in order to allow the West to be settled and assist individual farmers in getting their produce to market. Of course, little did western farmers realize by using railroads instead of getting in their wagons and driving their crops to market they were simply agents of SOCIALISM! One can understand opposition to construction of high speed railroads, but when knowledgeable people like George Will write this type of argument, it makes one wonder if all Republicans have gone stark raving mad.
I was raised in New York City, which like Chicago or San Francisco or a dozen other cities had subways and trolleys to convey people. Little did we know by using these means of transportation we were being denied of our right to drive a car and further individualism in America. Is stupidity a disease which can only be caught by card carrying members of the Republican Party?