We all would like to see alternate sources of energy. I wish I could operate my car using fuels other than gasoline. That will probably be a reality in the future. But it is not reality today. If left unchecked, energy cost will continue to rise until our very standard of living is threatened. Heating our homes, feeding our families, flying across country for business or pleasure, delivering goods to all parts of the country, the mail, anything and everything is being negatively affected. That would all change if our Congress gathered up some courage and opened up the necessary areas for oil exploration.
So who is standing in the way of this vital opening up? Who stands to gain if
What is the argument for keeping the status quo in
This essay seeks to pose the question, “What is really going on?” Rarely are things as they seem. Especially when it comes to the Congress.
Is this an environmental issue or is it strictly financial? Is there a movement afoot to bring
I have a big reality for them. This is not and never will be
Are these liberal congress people who would defy the will of the majority of
To those who say that even if we did start drilling today, it would take ten years for the oil to reach the market. That is probably true but if we started today, oil prices would tumble until all of the speculation was eliminated from the price. OPEC can’t drink their oil and they also can’t stand the competition of our producing our own. If you care about the future of this country, put some heat on your Congress person. There are no more acceptable excuses. The new mantra is open it up and start drilling now.
Ron Scarbro June 23, 2008