Date registered: Sep 2004
Vehicle: 83 Astral Silver 280 SL
Location: Planet Houston
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The idea we can replace Mideast and VZ petroleum with local sources at a price that would be the same is a fool's errand. If we switch to a different motor fuel, we can reverse or at least mitigate global warming while at the same time bringing oil prices way down. Instead of wasting billions on a fool's errand on a finite resource, we simply need to spend the same money, and the money we currently spend propping up oil fascists, on doing that.
Recall that earlier generations faced down fascism and communism not just with missiles and tanks, but with sturdy alliances and enduring convictions. They understood that our power alone cannot protect us, nor does it entitle us to do as we please. Instead, they knew that our power grows through its prudent use; our security emanates from the justness of our cause, the force of our example, the tempering qualities of humility and restraint.
-President Barack Obama, 1st Inaugural address