Drive through South Carolina today, and you will notice that the quality of the road materials changes at the county or district lines; this means too many people have had their hands in planning and constructing the highway system.
Now that the roads have been damaged by the floods, and federal aid will be paying to repair our highways, it is imperative that quality of our highways improve. The top priority should be creating a state standard for the best highway system possible, under the control of a quality tyrant.
Our legislators and governor mustn’t divvy this up among counties or districts, where we run the risk of kickbacks and paybacks to political donors. Setting the right standards and choosing the right people to complete highway and bridge construction should be completely bipartisan.