Monday, March 21, 2011

Instead of buying Brazil's oil, I have a better idea...

So the Obama administration is enthusiastically working out a deal with Brazil to buy oil from that country. Seems like a smart move, right? I mean, after all, just listen to the sales pitch that the president of Brazil puts forward as the reasons that the United States should depend on Brazil for a steady flow of oil:
"Which other country in the world has the oil reserves that Brazil has, that is not at war, that does not have an ethnic conflict, which respects contracts, has clear democratic principles and vision, is generous and in favour of peace?"
Oh, I don't know, how about OURS?! Obama and company seem perfectly content to have us spend our treasure to buy oil from other countries and prop up their economies, but Lord forbid we should tap into our own supply, thereby opening up a massive supply of jobs, revenue, and this supposedly elusive energy independence to which the statists give lip service, but don't really want us to have.

"If a nation expects to be ignorant and free... it expects what never was, and never will be." -Thomas Jefferson

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