Thursday, June 19, 2008

Democrat party answer to high gas prices? More government control

It is very easy to say that while gas and diesel fuel prices continue to skyrocket, the Democrat/socialist controlled Congress continues to do nothing. This is actually not true. In the infinite wisdom that all liberals assume is their birthright, the Decomcrat/socialist controlled Congress has decided that the best answer is to nationalize the oil refineries [read more].

"We (the government) should own the refineries. Then we can control how much gets out into the market." - Rep. Maurice Hinchey (D-NY)

It is almost impossible to believe that the liberals of the Democrat/socialist party have ever read the Constitution despite having taken a sacred oath to protect and defend the Constitution. It is, however, very easy to believe that once again their solution to a problem is more government control.

As of the end of May, at least 73% of the American people believe we should be allowed to drill for oil offshore now [read more]. I am certain that this number has, and will continue to grow as the price at the pump goes up. And since every consumer product at some point relies upon our transportation system, the price of just about everything, including our basic food supply, climbs rapidly.

Simple logic tells us that expanding the available supply will do more to control and lower fuel prices than any government clusterfrak. We are sitting upon huge offshore reserves as well as massive supplies in the ANWR and another estimated 4.3 BILLION barrels in the Bakken Formation. America has the oil resources needed to become independent of foreign interests and to protect our economy. So why aren't we already tapping these resources?

Finding viable alternative energy sources is certainly a laudable goal but realistically even if a magic solution were found today it would be at least 20 years before it could brought online sufficient to power our homes and factories. Remember folks, it isn't enough to have a new source, you also have to convert the existing systems to handle the new source and that will take time and a huge wad of cash.

Our needs are NOW, not 20 years down the road.

So what is the answer of the Democrat/socialist controlled Congress? Continue to ban drilling for our own oil and for the government to take over a privately owned industry.

"We (the government) should own the refineries. Then we can control how much gets out into the market." - Rep. Maurice Hinchey (D-NY)

Not only is this completely contrary to every belief this country has been built upon, it also won't do a damn thing to help. Controlling the refineries will not increase the supply of crude coming into the refineries. Government control of the refineries will not result in a single additional drop of gas reaching the pump at your local gas station. All that will be achieved is an expansion of government control of yet another facet of our lives.

You also have to ask yourself what comes after nationalizing the refineries? More of the failed Jimmy Carter price controls? Gas rationing? What industry will be next to be taken away from it's rightful owners by the government - health care, the airlines, food production?

It is high time that we the people tell the Democrat/socialist controlled Congress that we want realistic, viable solutions to the problems NOW, that we are not willing to suffer for decades while they fiddle about like a bunch of demented sycophants.

The greatness of America did not come from the efforts of Congress but from the willingness of the people to tackle the difficult problems and find solutions that worked for the widest possible majority. We did not become a great nation by sitting around feeling sorry for ourselves and waiting for the government to make our lives better.

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Anonymous Antielf said...

This is real fascism, not rhetorical fascism.

Quote from Mussolini:
"Anti-individualistic, the fascist conception of life stresses the importance of the State and accepts the individual only insofar as his interests coincide with those of the State, which stands for the conscience and the universal will of man as a historic entity.... The fascist conception of the State is all-embracing; outside of it no human or spiritual values can exist, much less have value.... Fascism is therefore opposed to that form of democracy which equates a nation to the majority, lowering it to the level of the largest number.... We are free to believe that this is the century of authority, a century tending to the 'right', a Fascist century. If the nineteenth century was the century of the individual we are free to believe that this is the 'collective' century, and therefore the century of the State."

And from Robert O. Paxton:
"Fascism may be defined as a form of political behavior marked by obsessive preoccupation with community decline, humiliation, or victim-hood and by compensatory cults of unity, energy, and purity, in which a mass-based party of committed nationalist militants, working in uneasy but effective collaboration with traditional elites, abandons democratic liberties and pursues with redemptive violence and without ethical or legal restraints goals of internal cleansing and external expansion."

"...a sense of overwhelming crisis beyond reach of traditional solutions; 2. belief one’s group is the victim, justifying any action without legal or moral limits; 3. need for authority by a natural leader above the law, relying on the superiority of his instincts; 4. right of the chosen people to dominate others without legal or moral restraint; 5. fear of foreign `contamination."

Now, read all of that and compare it to what's going on today. Not 100%, but a very high percentage.

The dems want to "nationalize" the oil companies.

What's next, tobacco? Automobiles? Airlines? Restaurants? Electricity? Railrods? Trucking?

All I have to say is: LEAVE US ALONE!

8:58 PM  
Blogger RStar23 said...

sure seems to me that most of the folks who talk about fascism really don't know what they are talking about.

thanks for the definitions and great reminders.

as for leaving us alone - won't happen voluntarily - we have to MAKE them leave us alone.

8:59 AM  

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