Guest Post: Bypassing Government Roadblocks To Your Personal Prosperity
by David Galland of Casey Research
Recently I helped out with some delivery chores. As I drove about, I discovered that one of the roads I would normally use was closed by roadblocks. It was, I imagine, due to road repair work. I had to reverse course and take a substantial detour.
I wondered why the road crew hadn’t put up a sign indicating the road was closed back at the main intersection, but I shrugged and muttered something like “Typical government operation.”
Driving back home, this idea of roadblocks took root in my mind. The thing is, only governmental entities can set up roadblocks – at least, legally.
Obviously, there are times when such roadblocks are entirely appropriate… for example, when a bridge is found to be dangerous.
In that case, putting up a roadblock to let drivers know that the road is a no-go makes perfect sense.
For example, a temporary warning sign to let people know that there is a road crew fixing potholes ahead makes sense and that sort of thing.
Otherwise, unless a road is damaged to the point where driving is either impossible or ill advised, there should be no roadblocks set up. Makes sense, right?
The decision to set up a roadblock should be taken only by people who are close to the problem, who understand the issues, and can deal with the problem on the road, fix it, and open it up again as quickly as possible.