After the grand scene on the Hill last Friday, I thought it made a lot of sense to tell our elected leaders to keep hammering the point home. This issue alone could bring Republicans unexpected results this November. Here’s a copy of the letter sent to Congressman Tom Davis of Virginia:
I am writing to ask for your help regarding the current national situation with energy. With all respect, I implore you to keep driving the point that we need a responsible energy bill sent to the President and we need it fast.
The scene on the Hill last Friday was a grand spectacle and it was very well received. At a family gathering this past weekend, there was widespread agreement that Republicans must continue to hammer this home…
It may well be the key to our success this Fall.
After discussions with the nine (9) voting age members of my family in Virginia, and many of my friends, I have found commonality in opinion:
1) Republicans should find every high rock they can, stand atop and scream, “We need to drill in ANWR, the shale deposits, and off shore!” This has such wide support – it would be great if you would join the call for this – in a way in which people can actually hear you!
2) Let’s build as many nuclear power plants as possible. Nobody I talk to is afraid of them at all. There are plenty of places in our great commonwealth to build one – how about we lead the charge? You’ll have widespread support, I’m sure.
3) Stay out of our personal lives and let us run our own businesses. Virtually everyone I talked with this weekend mocked Obama for his stupid “inflate the tires” comment. The underlying theme is that we don’t want our elected leaders condescending to us and telling us how we should live, vis a vis inflating tires and buying a certain type of light bulb.
In short, we want the government to get out of our way! Let us drill where the oil is. Get out of the way of nuclear development. Get rid of the taxes that further drive up energy costs. Set the American people free to pursue low cost energy and they will do it. It starts with removing the shackles of oppressive government regulation and legislation. You are in a position to do just that. Please help.