U.S. Energy Crisis is a Liberal Power Grab

May 23, 2011 05:21

Democrats and liberal Republicans, acting at the behest of groups hiding behind environmental cover to push policies giving government more power, are directly responsible for our current situation.  This is deliberate on the part of some, while others are simply dupes who have been used.

by  Daniel Kish at Human Events


But when we cut through all of the rhetoric, demagoguery and complicated explanations, the truth becomes simple:  Ever since the United States government got involved in energy policy, we have had a problem.

Regardless of the motivations, if not stopped, continued pursuit of these policies will lead to the destruction of the United States as we know it.

It is no coincidence that U.S. oil production peaked in 1970, the year after President Richard Nixon signed the National Environmental Policy Act and the Environmental Protection Agency was established, just the beginning of a decade of laws that have made the United States the hardest place in the world to produce energy.

hose in politics who love more power and suffer from the fatal conceit that they alone should be able to dictate the future of the nation—rather than 300 million Americans acting in their own interest—found in the green groups the perfect justification for their obsession.

They have been very successful.  By shutting off almost all of the government-owned lands and making it harder, more expensive and more time-consuming to produce energy, they have forced the U.S. to import well over half of the oil it consumes.

They are lying.  They are lying about the economics of the alternative energy forms.  They are lying when they complain that energy prices are too high because, in truth, they like higher energy prices.  And they are lying when they say that the U.S. does not have sufficient energy resources.

So despite the fact that the U.S. has the largest energy supplies in the world and energy consumption is absolutely necessary for economic growth, our government tells us we have none, and that the answer to our energy problems is to use less and to live with less while they live with more—more power, more money and more say over the lives of those in the future in the greatest country on Earth.


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