Article I, Section 8, Clause 7 of the United States Constitution, known as the Postal Clause or the Postal Power, empowers Congress "To establish Post Offices and post Roads".
That clause is vague. It doesn't specify if roads have to be government owned or are licensed by government to charge tolls every half mile to the tune of its owners.
We do know that Benjamin Franklin was the first CEO of American Express (or was it United Parcel?) though.
One way or another, government is going to be very wrapped up in roads. One of Ron Paul's concerns with Gov. Perry's NAFTA highway is the amount of land that has to be condemned for it. There will have to be a lot of cooperation to enforce eminent domain for the profit of Gov. Perry's favored Spanish corporation. Kelo vs. New London helped pave the way to condemn land for the common good and private profits. Why isn't Gov. Perry getting more support from the supporters of private toll roads here?
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