September 22, 2022
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A Declaration Of Energy Independence

A Declaration Of Energy Independence

Mr. President, members of both houses of the Congress of the United States of America, elected officials of all State and Local governments in this nation and its territories and all appointed bureaucrats:

TEAR DOWN THIS WALL OF RESTRICTIONS ON THE EXPLOITATION OF OUR ENERGY RESOURCES!!

  • Free this great nation from the grip of the GREAT RECESSION.  Bring back the jobs of the 14.5 million women and men unemployed according to the realistic U-6 measure, wanting to work but cannot find jobs, many having given up looking, out of frustration.
  • Eliminate the persistently high foreclosure rate on homes. According to Bloomberg, “As many as 1.25 million of America’s least cared for homes are headed for auction after a year-long probe into foreclosure practices kept them off the market.”
  • Bring back oil prices from their current crippling level of around $100 a barrel to range of $30-60 per barrel and derivative petroleum products such as gasoline currently around $4.00 a gallon to it pre-crisis level of $1.30 or so by eliminating the monopoly power over crude oil prices and downstream petroleum products of the now re-cartelized U.S. oil industry.  It claims that it is just going along with market prices – prices heavily influenced by OPEC, we must add.  It is acting like it is an informal part of the OPEC cartel.
  • Free up the permitting process so that petroleum refineries can be expanded, modernized, and built to avoid impending shortages caused by approaching lack of refining capacity. Similarly, free up the permitting process for pipelines needed to take advantage of newly exploitable gas and oil shale fields (Marcellus, Bakken, Eagle Ford, and others) and the oil sands of Canada.

This is the nation that undertook the Manhattan Project bringing the end to the War in the Pacific and launched us into the nuclear fission age and is helping propel us along to the age of nuclear fusion, the virtually unlimited energy resource.

This is the nation that took us from horse and buggies and landed us on the moon.

This is the nation that forced the collapse of the Iron Curtain and the Soviet Empire.

We do not need to have our president bowing and scraping to the royalty of nations limiting our sovereignty by orchestrating the contrived scarcity of crude oil nor trying to emulate the leaders of Europe floundering with the problems of sovereign risk having brought it on by seducing a large portion of their populations into a state of dependency on government handouts.

What we do need is an energy policy that will take advantage of the abundant currently technologically exploitable energy resources.

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Written by
Donald Byrne