A GREAT article in the International Herald Tribune can be found here. It shows that if America becomes energy independent or less reliant on foreign oil we can continue to drive the political - economic agenda of the world. If we remain where we are we risk no longer being a true 'super power'. This article is well written and very thoughtful.
If we bring our own oil fields online, get off the use of oil altogether and become self sufficient we will again be a force to be recognized on the global stage. It will require sacrifice... for long term gain. It will require Americans to regain their rugged individualism. It will mean things will get worse before they get better...
No matter who get's elected on November 4th, 2008 to the Presidency, we need a LEADER who can take us down the right path. Not one who promises to solve our problems in our wallets with short term fixes, but who can lead us to a REAL and sustainable future that involves America being a land of the Free, Brave and Proud.
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