Argument: High-speed rail offers freedom
- Debate: High-speed rail - pro argument.
US High-Speed Rail Association: "HIGH SPEED RAIL = FREEDOM! Freedom from the daily hassles, delays, dangers, and problems America's transportation systems have become. Freedom from airport security hassles, freedom from never-ending flight delays and cancellations, freedom from being forced to spend hours stuck in airports, freedom from having to turn off your electronic devices, freedom from endless traffic jams, freedom from car accidents, freedom from foreign oil dependency and rogue nations controlling us, freedom from oil price spikes, freedom from transferring our wealth (money we spend on transportation) to terrorist-ridden nations that don't like us, and freedom from being pulled into resource wars."