one step at a time. In trips through Texas and the Southwest a child it was common in Texas to pay and receive one's change in silver; the Fed put an end to hard money.
The railroads used to be private; the government took them over; quality went down and they ceased to be important passenger carriers. the feds are taking over the airlines with predictable deterioration of customer satisfaction on many levels. They subsidized the roads and control licensing of drivers. Now that the government has a monopoly of mass transit, they treat us like factory cattle, their livestock to use and control.
In those earlier stages of authoritarian creep, there was no internet. Our futures depend on the people's media, educating about our past and ongoing losses of power, liberty, prosperity, and peace.
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