It's hard to remember but this is the level of tech discourse in 2010. Though I guess it's not any better now.
I’d be particularly curious if there were any projects in between that truly were a “waste of tax payers money”. That should tell you something.
Consider that unrelated to all the slavery stuff, Confederacy had constitutionally banned infrastructure improvements by government...
Companies are people and money is speech? And we’re all very free.