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  •  Oh come on (4.00)
    That's not what I meant.  

    I didn't mean "no driving."

    I didn't mean "no daily driving."

    Of course a car would be used to get back and forth to the farm, to venture into the city, and so on.  What - you were implying that these guys walk or ride draft horses everywhere?

    Give me a break.

    What I was referring to, which was apparently poorly communicated, was that by living in a town and going to the farm, rather than living on the farm and going to the town, the number of automobile trips made by the farmer and his family to the bank, the store, the church, the grocery, the post office, to visit friends, and so on would be reduced.

    •  I saw that point (none)
      and probably should have tried to incorporate it.

      Instead I just kept on plugging on with my original point.  

      There obviously is some ratio between how much commuting would be done to the farm from the city versus how much is currently done from the farm to the city.  It might even be a positive result in most cases.

      My point was only to show how necessary that car travel is in the Midwest and to try and make an emotional appeal to people.  I wanted to show them that even good University Liberals might find themselves behind the wheel of a car.  And that car usage was a cause of conservatism.

      I didn't mean to attack your point.

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