"I am not an advocate for frequent changes in laws and constitutions. But laws and institutions must go hand in hand with the progress of the human mind. As that becomes more developed, more enlightened, as new discoveries are made, new truths discovered and manners and opinions change, with the change of circumstances, institutions must advance also to keep pace with the times. We might as well require a man to wear still the coat which fitted him when a boy as civilized society to remain ever under the regimen of their barbarous ancestors." - Thomas Jefferson (appears in the Jefferson Memorial)

Why the Alaskan Way is such a tough nut

Even as most – not all – of the political leaders in Seattle and Olympia seem to have settled on a tunnel as a replacement for the elevated Alaskan Way viaduct, the people of Seattle are nowhere near as uniform in their view.

The Elway Poll asked them what they think, and here is what – in a Seattle Times story – it found:

• 38% – new/repaired elevated viaduct.

• 35% – tunnel.

• 21% – surface street option.

• 6% – no opinion.

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