So what do we do now? Without clear reason, gas prices have risen to an intolerable level. In these times, you see what individuals and cluture as a whole are made of. Our culture, as I heard one pundit on the radio proclaim is “soft”. We are soft because we are doing nothing at all while the powers that be victimize us as they grow richer and more powerful. The world tallest skyscraper? Not the Empire State Building or the Sears Tower. It’s a new building in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Besides steel and glass, this construction was built with money, oil money. More precisely, OUR oil money. This is not necessarily a bad thing. It IS bad thing when the greed of these barons makes it difficult for us to lead our normal lives. People are sympathetic to the free market and its ups and downs. America is great because business can be free to compete and profit by the laws of a free market economy. However, there are some flies in the Vaseline here. Prices for oil have increased at a rate that is unnatural. Further, we are being blocked out of drilling in our own plentiful oil fields by OUR OWN PEOPLE! Liberals are dead set against drilling offshore and in places like ANWR (ann-warr) where we have enough oil to power approximately 80 million cars for almost 100 years. Wouldn’t this be a wonderful cushion? A vast amount of time to discover and develop alternative energy sources without having to cower to the Middle East. The US could be much more energy independent and have control of the price at the pump in our own country. At least, if a disaster like this were to recur we would, as Americans, have the power to vote out the offenders and replace them with new leaders. There would be accountability here at home. As it is now, we would have to write a letter to some tough guy in the Middle East pleading our case. This may not be as effective as the awesome American electorate and democracy.
I know that this is a touchy issue. However, the answers seem to be right there for us. In fact, I truly believe that the Middle East, nay the WORLD, is looking at us and scratching their heads. The impact of self-destructive liberalism has befuddled them as well. We should be more energy independent. ANWR looks like the surface of the Moon. Let’s drill here and make our lives better and less dependent on the extremists. Drilling is a dirty business. But isn’t it worse to be so affected by greedy warmongers? I hope that we can begin a true discourse on this topic and organize a group that would make the Founding Fathers proud. They wouldn’t approve of this. I don’t approve of this. Liberals DO approve of this. So please, let’s do our best to empower our government to educate the liberals about the consequences of the “over my dead body” approach to preservation in ANWR. Really there’s not that much there that HAS to be preserved.
So, let’s talk about this. Let’s organize and make our voices heard…