Traffic Life : Passionate Tales and Exit Strategies
Edited by Stephan Wehner
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 70                  Henry Ford's Bicycle  or provide escape from the demons that haunted his soul.  The demons destroyed our cities; isolated our brothers and sisters in mobile iron cages; and created a nation of flaccid TV watchers, lulled into complacency by car commercials.  May our bicycles prove worthy where his was lacking.
 Documentation: Declaration of the Right to Walk and Roll  WALK Austin                              Preface                     By Reuben Leslie Jr.     The Declaration of Sentiments, modeled after the Decla- ration of Independence of the United States of America, was written and adopted at the first Women's Rights Convention in the United States, held in Seneca Falls, New York, the nineteenth and twentieth of July, 1848. After initial deri- sion, many setbacks, and a long battle, women's right to vote became a reality in 1920. Like the Magna Carta and the Declaration of Independence, the Declaration of Senti- ments did not create the rights it articulated; it affirmed the rights that we believe we are born with in the kind of soci- ety in which we wish to live. Consciousness of these rights and the need to express them arose because of abuses that grew intolerable over time. In the United States, the com- pelling logic and clear expression of inherent liberties in the Declaration of Independence laid the groundwork in social and political thought for the emancipation of slaves and                              71

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