Detroit’s Guerilla Road Repair

Saturday, August 8, 2015
Posted in category Detroit

In the little enclave that is Hamtramck, Michigan, they call it Hamtramck Guerilla Road Repair. The county and city can’t get anything done, and the state consistently threatens residents that the roads cannot be fixed without extracting more and more of our money. Consequently, the roads have become awfully bad.

Hamtramck’s potholes are notorious for being some of the worst in the region. In March, a single block of Charest Street was found to have 33 potholes — including one the Free Press described as an “ovalish monster” stretching 5 feet in length.

These Hamtramck residents took it upon themselves to raise the cash and perform the labor. The intention to fill one street boomed into a community effort to raise funds on GoFundMe and fixed more streets. While these residents claim they are “inspired” and “doing right” with the larger community effort, my takeaway is that folks like this are comprehending that government is parasitic and inept, only they are not able to define it as such. So they are learning to improve their own community in spite of, and not because of, government.

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2 Responses to Detroit’s Guerilla Road Repair

  1. Marty A says:

    August 8th, 2015 at 8:06 pm

    “So they are learning to improve their own community in spite of, and not because of, government.”

    Bet their taxes STILL go up next year…..

  2. George says:

    August 9th, 2015 at 12:46 pm

    The question as to the best place to live isn’t so much a function of living where there are supposedly better laws (such as the South). Laws can be subverted. Rather it’s a function of where Leviathan is dying. For this reason Detroit is sounding better every day.

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