Daily Wisdom

September 21, 2008

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!

7 Comments:

At 9/21/2008 10:50 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

You're darn straight, Hawkeye. In essence we have obstructionist Donks in control of both Houses of Congress who are spitting on the American people by making us pay artificially higher prices for gas and oil because they are unwilling to safely exploit the resources that God blessed us with.

These people ought to be hung from the nearest lamp post for imperiling the American economy for mere political reasons with higher energy costs and making all of us pay more in the way of lost investment income, higher oil prices and a weakening economy with their reckless pandering to the eco-fascists and others on the extreme left of their political party.

Liberals owe Americans an apology every time we fill up at a gas station.

We need to do it all, continue developing alternative sources of energy, conserve where we can, and drill, drill, drill, drill. None of this stuff is mutually exclusive despite the Donks trying to pit one energy leg of the triad against the other.

On second thought, hanging is too good for these shameless charlatans who always seem to have their hands on our wallets!

It's evil to lead a horse to water and not let it drink, it's even more evil not to even lead the horse to the water in the first place! Every hard-working, decent American must never forget how the liberal Democrats have shafted us during these difficult times for their political gain with their whacko base.

Hankmeister

 
At 9/21/2008 2:33 PM , Blogger Beerme said...

Mr. Eye,

I don't understand. Didn't the Congress just pass a comprehensive energy bill allowing off-shore drilling? What more do you Republicans want? You won;t be satisfied until we beat the oil out of the ground with the heads of baby seals!

Sarcasm mode off...

 
At 9/21/2008 9:28 PM , Anonymous R.A.M. said...

"Give 'em enough rope-----"

I not only believe we will soon have a President McCain and V.P. Palin, but a NEW Speaker of the House and Senate Majority Leader after the election.

I can almost hear the "Libs" scratching their heads, and asking--"What happened"!

Of course, they will NOT have an answer, except maybe that they should have catered even MORE to the "looney left"!

GOD said HE would make them fools, but this is getting UNBELIEVEABLE!!!

P.S.: There is a movie with John Barrymore from about 1933, (I think), called "Topaze"

He is a fired Professor, the politicians, and movers and shakers con into endorsing a "health drink" called Sparkling Topaze.

He is introduced by the manufacteror of the "drink" to a Senator, to which Barrymore says, "I have never met a politician before, but have admired them from afar!"

The business owner replies, "You have seen them at their best!"

I guess politicians have ALWAYS been like they are today, as hard as that is to believe!

Another line I like is from "Miracle on 34th Street" with Natalie Wood as the child.

When there is some signs "Santa" might have a problem, the floor manager, (who likes Santa), says, "Maybe he is only a LITTLE crazy, like those folks in Washington!"

 
At 9/22/2008 1:25 AM , Anonymous camojack said...

Drill, drill, drill...'til we get our fill!

 
At 9/22/2008 8:39 AM , Blogger Hawkeye® said...

To All,
Thanks for your comments. My e-mail notification appears to not be working, so I didn't realize that you had commented.

(:D) Best regards...

 
At 9/22/2008 11:28 AM , Blogger Ms RightWing's Ink said...

Maybe now that we are starting to eat dirt, our country will wake up and drill in it instead of eating it.

I know what we spend on foreign oil every day won't save us from financial disaster--but it is a dam*ed good start

 
At 9/22/2008 1:17 PM , Blogger Hawkeye® said...

Ms RW,
Ahhh, I was wondering why my meals were starting to taste so gritty. Now I know. I'm eating dirt.

(:D) Best regards...

 

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