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Re: Getting Serious About Energy Independence
Posted by: Theodore F. di Stefano 2008-07-12 09:15:34
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Americans are focused more than ever on the price of oil. After all, gasoline is at an all-time high; airline prices have gone up because of the extra costs of fuel; and even the cost of home delivery of a pizza has gone up -- all because of rising oil prices. However, although Americans are presently being hit in their pocketbooks because of rising oil prices, most of us are losing sight of another phenomenon caused by rising energy prices that will likely affect us for years to come. This phenomenon is the result of a massive transfer of wealth -- ours -- to the Middle East.

what we need to do
Posted by: nbruce 2008-07-14 03:13:29 In reply to: Theodore F. di Stefano
I was going to say something along the lines that knoydotcom did (except for Patrick Henry), but it was perfect. I'll quote that in my own blog. Democrats lied in 2006 when they said they had a solution to oil prices, but voters bought it. Without our own sources and refineries, which the environmental hoods won't allow, we're hostages in our own country.

US Energy Independence and Security
Posted by: knoyddotcom 2008-07-12 09:18:22 In reply to: Theodore F. di Stefano
According to www.knoyd.com ("Drill and Mine US Oil--Buy and Refine US Oil!, copyright 2008),

US Energy Independence and Security comes from a three-fold mission:

The United States of America…

1. …has a divine destiny to defend democracy in every nation that currently embraces democracy, and promote democratic principles where tyranny and dictatorship runs supreme. This cannot be accomplished while the US is beholden to the very tyrants against whom it fights.

2. …has energy, whether from oil, bio-mass, coal, or nuclear power, as the life-blood of the US economy. The effects of skyrocketing fuel cost have a direct impact on the affordability of food, clothing, and shelter for every citizen, rich or poor. We must bring down the price of energy without further delay.

3. …energy policy plays a vital role in the creation of thousands and thousands of jobs. The oil shale fields alone can produce enough oil to replace our current imports and do so for 240 years. This is a minimum of 5 generations of employment for families in CO, UT, and WY. We have 250 years of coal supplies that can be converted to liquid fuel, and produce thousands of jobs.

It is time for liberal politicians to severe ties with fascist, economy-wrecking, pseudo-environmental groups and begin to do what is in the best interest of the whole of the citizens of the United States. It is time for conservative politicians to stand and make a very vocal demand for energy independence and security. And it is time for every citizen to follow in the footsteps of Patrick Henry and declare that “Should I keep back my opinions at such a time, through fear of giving offense, I should consider myself as guilty of treason towards my country, and of an act of disloyalty toward the Majesty of Heaven, which I revere above all earthly kings.” (Patrick Henry, 1775, House of Burgesses)
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