Tuesday, June 17, 2008

McCain Flipflop or Compromise

Sen McCain has figured out that Americans are hurting and we want to be self sufficient and use our own resources to be free from imported oil. We are tired of seeing the rich get richer while we have Americans selling their blood to buy 5 gallons of gas. If we had started drilling 10-20 years ago we would not be seeing prices on everything going up every day. Is it flip flopping to do what the majority of Americans want and expect from our Congress and leaders or is it compromising to allow drilling offshore and in certain areas within the U. S. while still not allowing drilling in Alaska?

Sen Obama calls it flip flopping but I call it listening to America and realizing its time to face reality. We have the technology to safely drill and be good stewards of the environment. We do not have the alternative energy technology now and will not see it for another 20-30 years. If we continue down the road of waiting for science and technology we will go the way of the Soviet Union.

Solar panels have been around for 30 years. They didn't work on the White House and they will not work on every home or business in America. Electric vehicles have been around for 80 years. They will not work outside of a city or in mountainous areas. These concepts along with alternative fuels should continue to be researched but we have to accept the fact we are a nation, like the rest of the world, dependent on oil and we may as well benefit from our own. President Bush has it within his power to lift the offshore ban his father put in place. Now is the time to lead and act like a President. Don't wait for the elections, lift the ban and watch the prices fall.

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