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Use Our Own Natural Resources

“It is sobering to reflect that one of the best ways to get yourself a
reputation as a dangerous citizen these days is to go about repeating the
very phrases which our founding fathers used in the struggle for
independence.”  – Charles A. Beard

We have more oil reserves than any country in the world.  We send over 700 billion dollars a year to countries that want to destroy us.  This is not only a financial concern, but a defensive one, too.  What are we going to do if turmoil in the Middle East stops our supply of fuel and Hugo Chavez decides to cut us off from the 20% of oil we get from Venezuela?  Not to mention the jobs that would be created.  Our President invests billions of our dollars to foreign countries to drill in waters deeper than we are allowed to.  Doesn’t make much sense does it?  I am all for alternative forms of energy, but they must be economically feasible to work.  Especially if other countries refuse to.  We subsidize ethanol because of the farming lobbyists; when sugar cane and wheat grass are a much more efficient way to produce the same thing.  The Department of Energy was created in 1979 for the sole purpose of weaning us off of foreign oil.  Today, we spend over 24 billion dollars a year for this government agency and our dependence on foreign oil has doubled since its inception.  The EPA is another agency that is stifling growth.  A few years ago the EPA shelved a report that man has little to do with the earth’s temperature, but that doesn’t stop them from promoting Al Gore’s agenda.  The EPA also stopped a solar farm from being built because they needed to do a study on how it would affect a desert mole.  In Texas, they are holding up drilling because it may affect two types of lizards that are not even indigenous to this country.  Where is the common sense?

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