What is it going to take to motivate us, the United States, to move away from oil as a source of energy? Fidel's best friend, Hugo Chavez, is laughing at us and making sure that the world believes anything bad that happens to Venezuela is the United States fault. There would be such a beneficial, global domino effect if the United States was not dependent on oil for energy. Most of the financial sources for terrorism would dry up and dictators like Chavez and Ahmadinejad would no longer have a voice on the world stage. By the way, do you buy gas at 7-Eleven? Did you know that Citgo is owned by Venezuela?
I know that alternative sources of energy are not as energy rich as oil. I know that alternative energy sources are not as convenient or as portable as oil. I also know that we are an intelligent, resourceful people - when properly motivated. So, when are we going to get properly motivated? The time is now!
I will repeat a statement that I have made before on this blog. If you want to run for president of the United States and win, simply run on a platform consisting of 3 urgent planks. 1) Secure the southern border and then deal with existing illegals within the U.S. 2) Push The Fair Tax into law 3) Agressively pursue alternative energy with a mandate to move away from fossil fuels within ten years. I'll vote for any reputable candidate running on that platform.
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