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As Speed Limits Increase, An American Autobahn Seems Inevitable

The idea of unfettered speed sounds exhilarating, but is the juice worth the squeeze?

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In a country as majestic as America, speed limits seem almost shameful and unjust.

Driving has always been an extension of the soul.  This is particularly pointed and poignant in America, of course, where vast expanses of beautiful nothingness are kind of our thing.  The quintessential dream of anyone fortunate to have ever set eyes on our landmass is to take a carefree, extended drive from coast to coast, basking in the unmitigated glory of this creation.

Let’s be honest, folks; we have it made.

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And, seeing as we have all of this unfettered space to work with, why limit how fast we can traverse it.  After all, on those lonely stretches of desert byway, there are no stop signs, turn offs, rest stops or restaurants.  There is just you, the vehicle that you command, and the friction of the road against your tires.  Why not throw caution to wind, at least for a few brief moments of exuberance?

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This pursuit of high revving happiness may soon become a reality here in these United States of America, as speed limits continue to defy convention.

After years of seeing posted highway speeds creep up around the country, perhaps it’s no surprise that a California legislator would propose the ultimate in motoring freedom: No limits at all.

State Sen. John Moorlach’s vision for a Golden State version of Germany’s famed Autobahn — a stretch of pavement where you can drive as fast you want — is just the latest in a series of moves by states to put the pedal to the metal when it comes to speed limits.

In the US today, there are only a handful of states with above-average speed limits.

Seven states — Idaho, Montana, Nevada, South Dakota, Texas, Utah and Wyoming — have allowed 80 mph speed limits on select highways. One, Texas, has 85 mph on a section of State Highway 130. Legislatures have upped limits as cars have become safer and more powerful and the price of gas has tumbled, lowering concerns about the poor fuel mileage that high-speed driving can bring.

Safety concerns are abound, of course, with experts stating that there is a clear correlation between higher speed limits and highway fatalities.

 

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While Dems Focus On Impeachment, Trump Flips Another Circuit Court to Conservative Majority

This is what matters. Trump continues to reshape the judiciary.

John Salvatore

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When it’s all said and done and the public hearings are over, the Democrat-controlled House of Representatives will most likely vote in favor of impeaching President Trump. They won’t have any proof he did anything wrong. But that’s not the point. As noted by freshman know-nothing AOC, impeachment is about preventing Trump from winning election next year. The thing is, the Senate is controlled by Republicans. Meaning, there will be a trial and yada yada before POTUS is eventually cleared. What you’re seeing today is just the start of a long process that will go nowhere, eventually leading to a Trump victory in November 2020. Until then, 45 still has to do the work of the people. While the left does everything possible to remove him from office, Trump is continuing to reshape the federal judiciary. From Washington Examiner: With the confirmation of White House attorney Steven Menashi to the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, another federal appeals court has a majority of Republican-appointed judges. Menashi, whose nomination was vehemently opposed by Democrats and civil rights groups, was confirmed by the Senate, 51-41. Republican Maine Sen. Susan Collins joined Democrats in opposing the 40-year-old’s nomination. The 2nd Circuit now has seven judges tapped by Republican presidents and six named by Democrats. CONTINUED: The 2nd Circuit is the second federal appeals court Trump has remade to have a majority of judges appointed by GOP presidents. In March, the president flipped the 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals with the confirmation of Paul Matey. Trump is also close to shifting the balance of the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to majority Republican-appointed judges, with the Senate expected to vote on the nominations of Robert Luck and Barbara Lagoa in the coming days. He has also brought the 9th U.S. Circuit…

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MSNBC Host Suggests Republicans ‘Responsible’ for Deaths of Recent School Shooting

They just keep saying the silliest things…

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A recent school shooting in Santa Clarita, California left two teenage girls dead. The 16-year-old shooter, Nathaniel Tennosuke Berhow, then turned the gun on himself. On Friday night, Berhow died from his injury. This quote from MSNBC’s Katy Tur is rich considering Democrats literally support killing babies, but what can you do? To suggest that Republicans are guilty of school shootings and killing kids holds no water whatsoever and liberals know it. They just don’t care. Nothing about what Democrats stand for makes sense, though. Even worse is that while Tur is speaking about the Santa Clarita incident, she fails to mention that Berhow used a handgun and that 16-year-olds can’t legally own guns. Funny how Tur doesn’t bring up that point. What law would’ve prevented the shooting, Katy? Check this out, via Daily Wire: MSNBC news anchor Katy Tur pressed a guest during her show on Thursday about whether Republican lawmakers should be held responsible for gun deaths amid news of a school shooting that was happening at the time in Santa Clarita, California. “You were just speaking about senators not showing the courage to put their seats at risk to pass common-sense gun reform, background checks, etc.,” Tur asked Ret. Special Agent Jim Cavanaugh with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. “Would you go so far as to hold them responsible for the deaths that are continuing, the lives that are continuing to be lost with gun violence?” Cavanaugh responded, “I clearly do. All leaders have a responsibility to act responsibly to help the citizens and it is not responsible to block a debate or to block a vote and that is what’s happening. That is totally irresponsible, that’s not leadership, it shows no leadership integrity, it is done to protect their seats. They don’t want…

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