June 19, 2008
At last, President Bush and John McCain have announced their support for oil exploration in areas America controls, or near our shores. Liberals in Congress oppose it mostly for political reasons. We know that if we don’t look for other oil sources we will remain dependent on foreign oil and send billions to nations that wish us harm.
The left complains and blames. They blame the Bush administration, even though congressional Democrats promised to lower gas prices. And they complain about high prices while blocking every effort to explore for new energy sources. All of the environmentalist arguments have been answered, but they continue to make them and a compliant press never challenges them or reports the truth.
We can influence our energy future in many ways. Drilling for new oil in Alaska in an area the size of Dulles Airport is one way. Offshore in the Gulf and continental shelf is another. This could happen if left would only get out of the way, but they will need to be pushed. Are you ready to push them?
Cal Thomas is a nationally syndicated columnist based in Washington, D.C.