Nuclear power has proven to be safe, reliable, clean and effective–it powers something like 75 percent of France–but has continued to be deemed dangerous by folks on the left.
Oil refining capacity is much too low for America’s needs and, despite the demand for more and more fuel, a new refinery hasn’t been built since 1976 when a facility opened in Garyville, Louisiana. According to the folks on the left, however, refineries are a scar on the face of Mother Earth (or something like that).
Some estimates claim that there is enough oil under the Alaska National Wildlife Refuge to replace 30 years of imports from Saudi Arabia. The development of ANWR would create between 235,000 and 735,000 jobs, and because of advances in technology, it can be done without harming wildlife. The folks at ANWR.org say that 75 percent of Alaskans favor exploration and production, and even the area Eskimos are on board. Job creation, minimal [if any] environmental impact, and 30 years of freedom from Saudi oil so we have time to look for alternative sources of energy? Sounds great … but the democrats say no.
So, according to the folks on the left, nuclear power is dangerous, oil refineries are dirty, drilling ANWR will freak out the caribou and, now, those big American oil companies don’t need that tax break to find alternative sources of energy … but Hugo Chavez, socialist dictator and sworn, mortal enemy of America, can still have his.
The whole thing makes me want to jump out the nearest open window. Democrats get irritated when people question their patriotism — more and more, I’ve decided that there is no question.