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June 30, 2008
The People Cry Out for
Domestic Oil Drilling, But Democrats are Deaf
recent Consumer Reports survey as reported on the Fox News
Channel indicated that 77 percent of Americans blame Congress for our
oil price crisis. This implies that the Democrats’ attempt to shift the
blame to oil executives, OPEC and oil speculators did not work.
Seventy-four percent of likely voters, according to a recent Zogby poll,
support oil drilling in U.S. coastal waters. And yet the Democrats
blocked legislation in the Senate and the House several times within the
last few weeks.
Westmoreland has gotten 183 of his congressional colleagues to sign a
simple petition that says, “I will vote to increase U.S. oil
production to lower gas prices”, and as of June 28, 2008, not a
single Democrat had signed the petition.
One has to say that
the Democrats have shown incredible unity on ignoring public opinion,
online petitions, congressional petitions, thousands of e-mails and
phone calls for the sake of increasing their chokehold on power in the
United States Congress.
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi for
keeping the Democratic ducks in line on the wrong side of the issue,
while our dependence on foreign oil gradually picks the pockets of
consumers and chokes the life out of our economy.
The list of lame
excuses for their dogged position of not exploring the various resources
we have right here at home would insult the intelligence of a fifth
grader. Maybe they assume that most of their Democratic followers did
not get past the fourth grade. I think not, but how else do you explain
their deafness to the people?
This is another fine
example of the “new direction” the Democrats promised in the 2006
election cycle – namely, backwards again.
Our days of cheap
oil are over because Congress has allowed this country to get too far
behind as a potential player in the world energy market.
Our energy situation
will only get worse because the mass availability of alternative fuels
and vehicles will take time to become commonplace.
The faceless enemy
of capitalism and American energy independence has the Democrats in
Congress right in the palm of its hands.
There is no single
solution to our energy dilemma, and there is no one action by Congress
or the president that will have an immediate effect on our pain at the
pump. Inaction of the past has put us in our situation today, while
today’s inaction by Congress will compound our energy problems of the
If the Democrats’
deafness to the people is pure political strategy, then it is a very
dangerous strategy. Thomas Jefferson said, “The American people will not
make a mistake, if they are given all the facts.”
The Democrats in
Congress may be deaf to the people, but the people will not be blind to
the facts forever.
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