by Benjamin Ross

“Single-family houses and private cars are the American way of life, it declares.  Residents of apartments and townhouses are, by implication, un-American, especially if they get to work on a bus.

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The same urge to impose a single lifestyle shows up in debates over transportation.  Real Americans drive, Agenda 21 conspiracists insist; they don’t walk or take the train, and they certainly don’t ride a bike.  Thus the cuts in funding for transit, bicycles, and even sidewalks approved by the House Ways and Means Committee earlier this month.”