Palin condemns Obama’s ‘cap-and-tax’ plan 6

Sarah Palin wrote yesterday in The Washington Post (read the whole article): 

In Alaska, we are progressing on the largest private-sector energy project in history. Our 3,000-mile natural gas pipeline will transport hundreds of trillions of cubic feet of our clean natural gas to hungry markets across America. We can safely drill for U.S. oil offshore and in a tiny, 2,000-acre corner of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge if ever given the go-ahead by Washington bureaucrats.

Of course, Alaska is not the sole source of American energy. Many states have abundant coal, whose technology is continuously making it into a cleaner energy source. Westerners literally sit on mountains of oil and gas, and every state can consider the possibility of nuclear energy.

We have an important choice to make. Do we want to control our energy supply and its environmental impact? Or, do we want to outsource it to China, Russia and Saudi Arabia? Make no mistake: President Obama’s plan will result in the latter.

For so many reasons, we can’t afford to kill responsible domestic energy production or clobber every American consumer with higher prices.

Can America produce more of its own energy through strategic investments that protect the environment, revive our economy and secure our nation?

Yes, we can. Just not with Barack Obama’s energy cap-and-tax plan.

Posted under Commentary, Economics, Energy, United States by Jillian Becker on Wednesday, July 15, 2009

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  • swestrop

    I would also argue that ‘liberalism’ is held up as example of iconoclasm, and therefore appealing. This is because to be ‘liberal’ requires great idealism, one that the practicalities of power cannot afford. ‘Liberal’ politics relies on collectivist thinking, and so often the sacrifice of individual liberty is deemed necessary for the success of the collective – the greater good. This, distortedly, is seen by many as moral and noble.

  • C.Gee

    Pencil:
    Why people “go liberal” is an immensely difficult question to answer. There is plenty of confessional material out there of the “why I am not a conservative/republican” kind – just as there is for liberals who go conservative (David Horowitz). Some sort of epiphany, logic, morality, finding heroes, finding villains, are most often the reasons given. Intellectual historians, psychologists, economists, sociologist have different approaches. Hayek is interesting: he sees altruism as viable only in a face-to-face society, so that modern (redistributive) liberalism is a throw-back to village life or tribalism. Government is the proxy for personal knowledge and kinship.
    The literature is voluminous and it is an interesting field for speculation , but not one easy to “chat” about – especially in this cumbersome way through comments on a blog. Happy hunting.

  • pencil

    by liberal I mean basically pro big government anti-constitutional leanings.
    Im perplexed to this day why some people don’t seem to fear the dangers of “big government”

  • pencil

    Oh well you have some comments I made awaiting moderation. Doubtless I’m not
    the only one. For quite a few hours everything was awaiting moderation for some reason.
    I was worried I had said something terribly upsetting. Anyways, you are probably right
    about the God references. I had some documents mixed up after all.

    I really wanted to know something. That is . . . what do you think causes people
    to go liberal? Ive never heard a secular perspective on this but Ide be interested to know
    what you think the causes are.

    forgive me if my comments are a bit off topic but Ive never had the oportunity to dialoge with
    atheist conservatives before.

  • pencil

    Oh finnaly now its stopped I think. Testing 123

  • pencil2

    I don’t know if you’ve noticed but for some reason all your comments are awaiting
    moderation for some reason. I do hope that whatever it is gets fixed because
    Ide like to chat some more.