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August 23, 2008

Drill for oil and speak English

There was a time when the foundation of our country was credited to three peoples: the Germans, the English and the Jews. The Germans contributed their work ethic, the English and the Jews contributed their expertise in governance and law. That foundation resulted in a nation of English-speaking people that was the envy of the world.

Today we are a nation fragmented by languages and ethnicities. The broad base of our population cannot be pleased with this loss of feeling of unity and pride. It is more than possible that our legislators have not represented those who voted them into office. There is more than ample evidence those legislators, once in office, give the impression that they are intellectually superior to those who elected them. They then act from this superior position in legislating.

Polls say 75 percent of our population wants approval to drill for oil, and 83 percent of our population wants English only as the nation’s official language.

Any legislator who in any way does not support such legislation does not represent the people

Russell Means
Leawood

Comments

solomon

Something tells me the letter writer has english, Jewish and german ancestors. He'll probably claim (but not respect) a little Native american blood to round out his superiority.

What a stupid letter.

newdealer

Rogue/BuddyT - According to the U.S. Dept. of Energy, the U.S. consumes about 20.8 million barrels of oil a day, we import a little more than 13 million barrels. We are the world's largest consumer and importer of oil. We also export about 1.6 million barrels of oil a day. We're the world's 17th largest exporter. That's a little more than Puerto Rico uses in a day. And, while you've been paying $4-5 a gallon for gas, the oil companies have exported a record amount of gasoline to other countries.

Rogue

Pube 17 the US oil companies export about one day's supply of oil per year to Puerto Rico. BFD.

Pub 17

Oh--English as the official language? 100% in agreement. Think it'll happen as long as the National Association of Manufacturers is lobbying for cheaper and cheaper labor? HAHAHAHAHAHAHAAAAA....

Pub 17

You forgot about the French, dimwit, without whom the United States wouldn't exist. The Germans didn't start coming over en masse till the upheavals of the 1840's. And had you stayed awake in Civics class you'd know that the reason we have representatives rather than a direct democracy is to stand between the stupidity of the masses and the law. If conservative billionaires didn't control the "liberal" media, and the electorate knew that a) economic production from new drilling started today will come in 10-20 years from now, when oil will be largely irrelevant, and b) the U.S. is currently EXPORTING oil, and new drilling won't do squat without some unworkable legislation to keep the oil inside our borders, do you think they'd still be that happy about selling Granny's jewelry to pay for cheap booze? Idiot.

Nice to see you still can't spell, Rogue.

Rogue

Thank you Russell for stating the Captain Obvious position.....otherwise the anti-plastic bag, anti-oil green weennies would have nothing to whind about............

 
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