Man does not live by bread alone, according to the Good Book. Materially, man has required food, water, salt and, as this century begins, far more oil than is produced here.
Yes, we now must have oil, food, water and salt to survive. For years there was great pride that this country was self-sufficient. In less than 60 years, however, our giant, insatiable thirst for oil has moved rapidly to dependency on any Third World source of oil.
As the gulf wars happened, we were told about all the world’s energy there — supremely important. Do these oil zealots ever see and feel the sun, feel the wind or hear the waves? Do they ever think of our great volume of natural gas, the tremendous trillion tons of coal or our huge annual crop of corn?
Haven’t we had enough of this giant dependency? This country can have energy sufficiency and avoid the trip wires caused by gyrations of Third World countries.
Why chance future trip wires? Ask your leaders to take action now.