When President Eisenhower developed the Interstate Transportation & Defense Highway System, his inspiration was the Reichsautobahn of Germany. He knew America's national defense would need a rapid mobilization of arms & troops in a time of national emergency. We have demonstrated a glaring gap in the current system.
If you think these southern cities are not big enough to support or justify the new interstate being proposed, well, neither was Indianapolis, IN, back in 1960, when 3 major interstates were designated to intersect that little city. Walmart already convinced the federal govt. to construct I-49, connecting Bentonville with Kansas City, as well as I-44 & I-40.
Other politicians from other states have done well to take Oklahoma's share of federal transportation tax dollars. It's time that our own delegation demand our portion back. Send us your comments or other transportation ideas.
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David Van Risseghem is the Director of Sooner Politics.org. The resource is committed to informing & mobilizing conservative Oklahomans for civic reform. This endeavor seeks to utilize the efforts of all cooperative facets of the Conservative movement...