Imagine one drug that would kill that headache. And fix your upset tummy. And help your breathing. And fill your bod with more energy. And cure your athletes’ foot.
Imagine a program that would leak the air from the tires of a lot of the bad guys in this world.
The drug is unlikely. The program that would slow down the bad guys? That is possible.
Ask yourself, what do most of the bad guys have in common? Putin, for example. He is flexing Russia’s muscles once again. He has Russia meddling in the affairs of various small nations. He has Russia selling weaponry to Iran. And other countries that want to hurt us or wipe out Israel. He is punishing republics on his borders that don’t kiss Russia’s backside.
Take Caesar Chavez, the whacky guy from Venezuela. He imports weaponry by the shipload. He threatens to stoke up trouble throughout Central and South America. He has labelled his country “Enemy of the U.S.”
Take Iran, and its lunatic leader. And Syria. And the Palestinians whose idea of a Sunday picnic is to lob a few missiles at Israel. And the Saudis who fund hundreds of schools of hatred for Muslim kids. They are taught to hate the West and America.
Ask yourselves what these bad guys have in common. They make their money selling oil. They get money from countries that make money selling oil. Oil is the common denominator for most of the people who attack the West. If we were able to slash the world price for oil by 50 percent we would reduce the tensions of the world dramatically. We would starve them of money.
You might argue that the craziest of the fanatics are not linked to oil. Most of them are. Oil riches are the source of their funding.
Can anyone slash the price of oil in the world? We can. Of course we can. We don’t try very hard. And when we do, we don’t hang the “Urgent!” sign on our projects.
We do not need to import one gallon of oil. Our coastal areas hold immense quantities of oil. But Greens keep us from drilling for it. The Gulf of Mexico holds immense quantities. The Greens keep our drilling to a minumum...