Friday, July 11, 2008

Energy Independence Days

U.S. Senator John Cornyn has declared war on our dependence on foreign oil. He has created a special emphasis on his website called “Energy Independence Days” in which there will be a series of posts including videos from Senator Cornyn on the subject of how we might achieve our Energy Independence.

I am thankful that the Senator has taken the best interests of the American people to heart and created this opportunity for the people of this state and nation to have input, as he helps through his leadership, to set our lawmakers on course to address this critical issue. I pray that solutions can be developed through the private and public initiatives that are a hallmark of this great nation. I am humbled to have the opportunity to provide a guest post to the Senator’s website. Thank you Senator Cornyn for all that you do for our state and our country.


ptg said...

You got me interested in Cornyn a while back. I'm thinking of adopting two Senators from other states. Cronyn is at the top of my list.

The ones I've got here in Nebraska, Chuck Hagel and Ben Nelson, are like bad children. I can't get rid of them now, but whats to stop me from adopting a couple of Senators that deserve my support?

I can tell people I know a cat that posts on his web site. ;)

The Hermit said...

Good luck to him. There aren't many politicians in Washington that care about anything but themselves. I wonder if the few who feel some sense of obligation to the public can make any headway?

Chris McClure aka Panhandle Poet said...

PTG and Hermit: I think we have 2 keepers in our state -- John Cornyn and Kay Bailey Hutchinson. I am thankful.

Kelly said...

According to ("Drill and Mine US Oil--Buy and Refine US Oil!, copyright 2008),

US Energy Independence and Security comes from a three-fold mission:

The United States of America…

1. …has a divine destiny to defend democracy in every nation that currently embraces democracy, and promote democratic principles where tyranny and dictatorship runs supreme. This cannot be accomplished while the US is beholden to the very tyrants against whom it fights.

2. …has energy, whether from oil, bio-mass, coal, or nuclear power, as the life-blood of the US economy. The effects of skyrocketing fuel cost have a direct impact on the affordability of food, clothing, and shelter for every citizen, rich or poor. We must bring down the price of energy without further delay.

3. …energy policy plays a vital role in the creation of thousands and thousands of jobs. The oil shale fields alone can produce enough oil to replace our current imports and do so for 240 years. This is a minimum of 5 generations of employment for families in CO, UT, and WY. We have 250 years of coal supplies that can be converted to liquid fuel, and produce thousands of jobs.

It is time for liberal politicians to severe ties with fascist, economy-wrecking, pseudo-environmental groups and begin to do what is in the best interest of the whole of the citizens of the United States. It is time for conservative politicians to stand and make a very vocal demand for energy independence and security. And it is time for every citizen to follow in the footsteps of Patrick Henry and declare that “Should I keep back my opinions at such a time, through fear of giving offense, I should consider myself as guilty of treason towards my country, and of an act of disloyalty toward the Majesty of Heaven, which I revere above all earthly kings.” (Patrick Henry, 1775, House of Burgesses)