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Issue Position: Energy: Dedication to Independence

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An obvious root cause of terrorism that warrants expansion is our nation's self-defeating addiction to oil. It's virtually impossible to consider an administration so beholden to the interests of big oil and not to regular working Americans could ever be effective in preparing us for a future without oil, especially given its insistence on taking us places we neither belong nor are welcome.

It is a given that the world's oil supply is limited and can't be renewed. Our very survival as a nation is contingent on how we plan and prepare for the inevitable. Yet concerns for oil profits over people have not yielded the kind of alternative energy progress one would expect from an administration so willing to go to the last resort of war in the name of national security.

With the majority of the oil we use being imported, serving only to increase our trade deficit while taking us to some of the least stable places on earth and covertly funding our enemies in the war on terrorism in the process, we must implement a dedicated mentality to secure our future with home grown, alternative, renewable energy sources rendering us both secure and the world leader in energy production.


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