As a Texan there are few things I enjoy more than my freedom, especially my freedom of movement.
Here a short drive is anything less than two hours. We have one highway between San Antonio and Austin with a posted speed limit of 85 mph and its wonderful!
We have built some of the safest and fastest roads in the world and it has brought us together and improved out economy.
But if Hillary Clinton get her way, that could all change.
One of the great unsung victories of the 1992 Republican Contract with America was the abolition of the 55 mph national speed limit. This small piece of legislation has improved the lives of millions of people.
It also makes perfect sense given the quality and technology inside modern automobiles.
But of course, Hillary Clinton wants to re-impose this absurd relic because “global warming”.
Ten years ago this week, Clinton proposed that very thing as the then junior senator from New York.
Autoblog reported on it at the time…
Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton, ex-First Lady and likely future presidential candidate threw out an odd legal suggestion to the National Press Club this week: a nationwide return to the double-nickel. According to Clinton, “The 55-mile speed limit really does lower gas usage. And wherever it can be required, and the people will accept it, we ought to do it…”
But that’s not all, she also wants to massively expand the inefficient, engine-destroying ethanol mandate until corn on the cob costs $8 per head…
Clinton reported that she is pushing for 50 percent of America’s gas stations to offer ethanol by 2015, with 100 percent by 2025.
After eight years of Obama destroying our economy and our lifestyles, America simply cannot afford this know-nothing despot!