What if the private energy companies and the states that have the untapped resources told Barack Hussein Obama to take a hike? What if the states exercised their states rights and began drilling for oil both offshore and on land? What if the coal mines reopened regardless of orders from D.C.? What if natural gas drilling doubled in America? What if states that have access to the necessary water ways began building oil refineries and distribution depots?
If only the governors of our natural resource states had the guts to stand up to Obama and his minions. America's people would be put back to work. The economy would begin to boom, and the states would climb from their bankruptcy positions. Once announcements were made that all these explorations and drilling and mining were being put back in place, the price of foreign oil would drop like a rock. The economy of every country runs on energy, and especially on it's own energy resources. What if America took the lead in energy exploration and development again? Wouldn't it be a wonderful thing?
Where are the Governors whose responsibility it is to keep their people employed and safe? Where is the Association of American Governors? I think it's high time that American States begin looking after what is good for their people, not what's commanded by the Federal Government. As I see it, there are two entity's holding America down, one is the President and his Progressives and the other is the Environmental community. It is the environmental community that has placed the noose around the American worker's neck, and it is the President who keeps tightening the knot. The unions aren't helping matters either, they are not in any way shape or form working for the worker. Any organization that thinks the only way to benefit the worker, is to strangle the life from the employer, is certainly not on the worker's side. It is the Unions, the Federal Government, the Environmental false science that have caused this country to have 10% unemployment, not the corporations and manufacturers. It's high time the members of these unions start to realize that it is the exorbitant wages and entitlements they demand that causes companies to shut down in America and open in China or Mexico. All people deserve to be treated fairly, this is true. Look at it this way, if there were more companies in America, and less able workers, then the companies would have to vie for good dependable employees. The way things are now, it is less expensive for a company to shut down, put its American employees out of work than it is to try to meet Union demands. If you belong to a union, it's time to hold your union leaders responsible for talking you into thinking that corporations have an endless supply of money to pay you. Time to wake up America!!!
Back to energy and the exploration and production of energy. There is of course no doubt that fossil fuels can not and will not last forever, this is a fact. It is also a fact that alternate energies must be explored, experimented with and developed. Believe me, if someone was to discover or develop a viable alternative to oil and coal, the people of this nation would not have to be forced to use it by the Federal government or environmental groups, the people would flock to a fuel source that is more efficient and less expensive. Up till now however, that new viable energy source has not been found. Ethanol will never replace petroleum, Wind Power will not replace coal fire electric power plants, and solar will not replace fossil fuels either. None of these alternative energy sources can replace what we have been using, at least not yet!!! All alternatives must continue to be researched and developed. New and innovative sources must be found, because we are running out of time. But by forcing the scientific and research and development people to use non-viable alternatives, stifles their ability to proceed. We need to be able to utilize our present energy resources to lead us to the energy sources of the future. We cannot survive if we continue to choke the lifeline that feeds the innovation and ingenuity and invention.
Call your Governors, encourage them, embolden them to put America back to work. There is only one way to energy independence, and that is to produce your own energy, and produce it now!
God Help Us