Ikes highway system

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    He was a deep-thinker - saw the big picture.

    On D-day - Ok we' ll go.

    On Korean War - I will go to Korea.
     
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    The interstate highway system was built for national defense purposes. In the 1950s it was not a question of if we would have a nuclear war, but when. Highways were needed to evacuate people and move troops and supplies to affected areas
     
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    Horse manure. The interstate highway system is just another expensive government boondoggle. We already had a perfectly satisfactory system of railroads that didn't cost the taxpayers a cent. The auto companies lobbied the government for the highway system, and like a good stooge Eisenhower complied.
     
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    Sorry there buba, you got that one wrong. Ike saw how effective Germany's autobon was for moving troops and material, that was his inspiration. The system could also be converted to runways if necessary, it was about defense.
     
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    That highway system put thousands to work and helped bring the US out of the post WWII debt.
     
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    And little did we know that the real enemy were the commie-lib morons in our midsts engaged in a desperate search for the definition of the word 'woody'...
     
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    Ike was plain-spoken.

    About VP Nixon - he may have had an idea but I cant recall any - or something like that.........................
     
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    That was funny fingerboy

    You never fail when it comes to presenting your ignorance
     
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    Without any doubt, the U.S. Interstate Highway System is the best in the world.

    When one can travel from Seattle to Miami, from Boston to San Diego, from Portland, OR to Portland ME, from Los Angeles to Jacksonville without hindered by a single traffic light, at one's own convenience and speed, the proponents of rail roads can keep their rail road, I prefer the highways, and I have traveled most of them in all the Lower 48 States.
     
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    At the intersection of every interstate hi-way is a National Guard armory.
     

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