Friday, May 23, 2008

Without Vision and the Fear of God, America Will Perish In This Energy Crisis

Without Vision and the Fear of God, America Will Perish In This Energy Crisis

By Bill Wilson, KIN Senior Analyst

WASH—May 21—KIN-- Oil prices are bashing through never before seen levels each day. Food prices consequently are rising at alarming rates. Utility bills are also on a record pace. The amount of disposable income each American has is dwindling faster than ever. It is time for American leadership to take action for the sake of the welfare of the people and for national security. But what does this group of leaders do? President Bush goes to the Middle East and begs Saudi Arabia and others to raise oil production. The Congress votes to sue OPEC for price fixing. While Americans are suffering, immoral and inept elected officials are scurrying about with less than effective solutions to an energy issue that threatens the nation.

President Bush rightly articulated the solution by saying that the nation needed to drill for domestic oil, increase refining capacity and find alternative energy resources. An inept and irresponsible Congress has blocked both domestic oil exploration and the building of new refineries, and is so caught up in the so-called "green revolution" that the country, and its people, are being drained of economic freedom with every tick of the second hand. Congress passed legislation to stop the government from stocking the strategic petroleum reserve and the Bush Administration complied--this move, which would not impact the price at the pump, even further endangers Americans.

It is reported that on his recent trip to the Middle East, President Bush offered Saudi Arabia nuclear technology for an increase in oil production. Further arming Islamic regimes with nuclear technology for a few barrels of oil is akin to giving up your inheritance for a bowl of soup. And there were likely many other offers to Islamic nations by the Bush Administration that are not yet public. Congress voted to allow the Justice Department to sue OPEC under U.S. antitrust laws for price fixing. None of these measures will solve the problem, but in the current culture of political window-dressing, politicians think they are doing something.

Proverbs 29:18 says, "Where there is no vision, the people perish: but he that keeps the law, happy is he." Americans are perishing because we have elected leaders that lack vision and ignore God's laws. We must recognize that we are living in a national crisis. With every hour of delay in dealing with it, it grows exponentially. Congress and the Administration must put aside the politics of destruction and convene a working group of the smartest non-political, God-fearing problem solvers and inventors in the nation and task them with solving the energy problem as if our lives depend upon a most immediate solution. If not, Americans must be willing to do what government will not. By the blessing of God, it can be done.