I was pleased to see that our U.S. Congressman, Dr. Michael Burgess, joined the revolt on Friday afternoon, 01Aug08, against the draconian tactics of Democrat House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. Pelosi wishes to replicate the failed energy policies of California on a national level. Democrats have even shut down the normal budget procedures to prevent Republicans from offering amendments to appropriation bills that would open a debate and a vote on drilling for more oil in our country. Reducing the price of gas, putting people to work and sending less money overseas to tyrannical governments for a resource on our own shores is not even worth considering in the mind of a Democrat. Everything is subjugated to the green religion and the global warming superstition. Amazing.
The actions of Rep. Burgess and others on the darkened House floor (Democrats turned off the lights and the microphones) reminded me of several short patriotic featurettes from the late 1930s I recently viewed. In these three color shorts (all available via Netflix), John Litel plays Patrick Henry and Thomas Jefferson. He galvanizes his fellow countrymen to action against a tyrannical government in 1775-1776. These inspiring featurettes would add value to a KISD history class.
Kudos to Rep. Michael Burgess and others that support drilling for oil. They need to keep up the pressure and open our shores and ANWR to oil drilling. Hurricane Katrina took out Gulf oil platforms and we never heard about big oil spills. This, and the Audubon Society drilling on nature preserves, is proof that drilling is environmentally sound.
House GOP revolts over gas prices, 01Aug08
In total, 48 Republicans spoke on the floor Friday, offering remarks ranging from the impassioned to the plainly partisan. Michigan Rep. Thaddeus G. McCotter declared, “This is the People’s House. This is not Pelosi’s Politburo.” He later pretended to be a Democrat, walking to their side of the floor to announce all the votes they had prevented. . .