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Saying Goodbye to Cars?

CombatMissionary Wrote: Mar 13, 2013 6:01 PM
You're right. I say we tell the government to buzz off. Most roads are built by states, cities and counties anyway, mandated locally by local representatives at the mandate of local voters and paid for with local tax dollars. It's only the Interstates that the Fed built, as part of a defense bill by President Eisenhower. We don't need the Fed, and we don't want it! So take your smug, superior, snobbish wine-sniffing ego and shove it.

A shorter version of this column appeared first in the Wall Street Journal.

I recently said goodbye to car I had enjoyed and cherished for several years, repeating an experience familiar to most of my fellow baby-boomers. Bringing our twenty-year-old son into the garage the night before taking the vehicle back to the dealer at the expiration of the lease, I unsuccessfully invoked the bittersweet nature of the moment. “Take a good look,” I urged. “This is the last night he’s going to spend in this garage, the only home he’s ever known.”

My boy didn’t get it. “Sometimes you’re really...