Patrick Wayne Germond: Congratulations to Iraqi Congress
Congratulations to the Iraqi Congress. They have out-performed Nancy Pelosi's Democratic-majority Congress hands down. Iraq's legislative body has bid out their oil fields to contractors and is on track to become the world's No. 1 oil producer in five years. They have enfranchised the Shiite population and brought them back into the fold of government participation. They have approved and are increasing their security forces by two brigades.
The U.S. Democratic congress has apologized for slavery and blocked the overwhelming will of the American people.
The only way to get the people's will done is to say goodbye to our Democratic senators and representatives. I hate to say it, but unless the majority in Congress changes to favor the Republicans, Pelosi will never let the vote for lifting offshore drilling bans come up. The Congress is supposed to be ruled by the majority vote, that's it. The president is the only one who can stop a 51 percent majority vote by vetoing the bill. If Congress tries again, to pass the same bill, they can do it with a supermajority. Right now, 75 percent of Americans want to drill and use everything we can to fix our energy crunch. Pelosi wants her fellow representatives to tell us they're all for drilling, meanwhile, she will hold off the vote, and they can get re-elected by telling us what we want to hear. She will be safe because she is from San Francisco, a liberal environmentalist stronghold.
We little folks live by rules that if we break them we pay the price. If you're working for a driller and he goes against the company, the company will run him off, and usually you and the rest of the crew, too. That's what needs to happen to the Democrats in this election and whoever tries this stunt in the future. To stop her, we have to change the majority back to Republicans. In other words, we need to run them all off and hire another crew.
In 2002, all the Republicans except for three voted to drill in ANWR. I can't bring myself to tell you who one of those three was. But his first name is John. He has come around finally, though, and a darn sight faster than Obama.
If we are going to cause any change, we have to get serious and start looking to our own house. I decided I was going to start teaching my children about our country and how we run it. I'm going to get a sample ballot, and go over it with them and have them contribute to the discussion. If we teach our children earlier and sooner, in the future we can turn the tides of politics back around to common sense. Don't wait for a liberal teacher to fill that void with your children. Let's get in it to win it, or we will doom our children to pay for our negligence.
Patrick Wayne Germond