ENERGY INDEPENDENCE FOR AMERICA.
U.S. presidents have been promising to make that happen for more than fifty years but not until Donald Trump became president did it finally happen. All of which makes for a safer and more prosperous America – the exact thing the globalists don’t want. POTUS Trump is fighting for YOU not them.
Energy Security: Last week, the U.S. exported more oil than we imported, for the first time in 70-plus years. And it happened not because of decades of federal “energy policies,” but despite them.
Since Richard Nixon was in the White House, presidents have pushed national energy plans that, they said, would reduce the country’s dependence on foreign oil. These plans all had one thing in common — they all assumed that increased domestic oil production couldn’t solve the problem.
Instead, from Nixon on down, Republican and Democratic presidents declared that the only way to achieve energy independence was through some combination of strict conservation measures and “alternative” forms of energy.
None of it worked. Except for a brief respite in the early 1980s (when Ronald Reagan decontrolled oil prices) oil imports steadily increased.
A Radical Change
Then President Donald Trump took office and announced a radical departure from 50 years of received energy “wisdom.” In a speech to the Energy Department months after taking office, he said that for decades leaders peddled the myth of energy scarcity. Most of it is self-imposed, he said. What the country needs, he said, isn’t “alternative” energy, or new austerity measures. It’s a government that “promotes energy development.” Trump listed actions he was taking to lift federal impediments to energy production.
Lo and behold, Trump was right.
Advanced drilling technologies have opened vast expanses of domestic oil and natural gas. And as domestic production skyrocketed, imports have been steadily dropping.
Trump doesn’t deserve the credit for this boom. Oil companies do. But unlike his predecessors, Trump understands that energy independence doesn’t require yet another “energy plan” that tells people to wear more sweaters in the winter and wastes money on “new” energy sources.
It just requires government to get out of the way so that oil companies can get at the vast supplies of good old oil and gas right under U.S. soil.