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If it's been done so often before, then you should have no problem answering this simple question:

If terrorism is an existential threat, why is are commuters still permitted a personal automobile?

Not that I seriously expect you to answer. Rootless at least has a structured argument, however much I may disagree with his premise and conclusions. This thread... not so much.

(I note in passing that depriving commuters of their automobile is a considerably smaller restriction on individual, collective and political liberty than - say - the Patriot Act, Baghram/Gitmo/Abu Ghraib, criminal wiretapping and telco immunity or any of a dozen other extralegal activities undertaken in response to the alleged threat of terrorism.)

- Jake

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by JakeS (JangoSierra 'at' gmail 'dot' com) on Sun Jan 3rd, 2010 at 09:09:56 AM EST
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