It's Our Oil. We Want It Now!
Almighty God in His infinite wisdom and unspeakable mercy, has seen fit to bless this great country -- The United States of America -- with a great abundance of natural resources, including oil. These resources are a national treasure, and as such ultimately belong to the people of the United States. They are a blessing which should be made available for the good of the people. The Preamble to the US Constitution says...
We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.
Our Founding Fathers then, envisioned a country where we the people would govern, not with power-hungry corruption, but with idealistic goals in mind -- goals like justice, domestic tranquility, general welfare, and securing our blessings. As Abraham Lincoln so simply and eloquently stated, our's is a government "of the people, by the people, for the people".
Why then do we now have a government which seems to be "of the elite, by the partisans, and for the earmarks"? Why do we have a government which prevents us from securing our "Blessings", and which puts limits on our "Liberty" to drill here or there? Does our government "promote the general welfare" when it maintains policies that permit the price of gas to reach unprecedented levels?
Or, is it a blessing "to ourselves and our Posterity" when our government forces us to send $700 billion dollars out of the country this year alone, and to participate in "the greatest transfer of wealth in the history of mankind"? Does our government "provide for the common defence" when it forces us to send our wealth to countries "that don't like us very much"? Are Washington politicians seeking to "insure domestic Tranquility" when they introduce deceitful, half-measure energy legislation in order to advance a partisan agenda?
I ask you, is our government "for the people" when it tells us we must pay more and do with less? Is our government "for the people" when it tells us what cars to drive and what light-bulbs to use? Or, do we have "a more perfect Union" when one state prevents the citizens of other states from enjoying our national treasure? Is it "Justice" when politicians in Washington stand to profit from investments in "green technologies" which they promote, while average hard-working Americans are forced to pay more at the gas pump?
Tell me, where in the Constitution is authority given to the Speaker of the House or to the Senate Majority Leader to put curbs on our freedom to drill? Where in the Constitution is authority given to the Speaker of the House to take it upon herself "to save the planet" at the expense of American citizens? When will the Speaker of the House and Senate Majority Leader wake up and start working towards those things which ARE in the Constitution: a more perfect Union, justice, domestic tranquility, the common defense, promotion of the general welfare, and the securing of our blessings for ourselves and our posterity?
"We the people" need to make ourselves heard. It's our oil. We need it. And we want it now!