Jimmy Carter... and the Energy Crisis

As I watch the Presidential race... today, I heard John McCain refer to Obama as running for "Jimmy Carter's 2nd Term".

This brings up something that makes me shake my head to this day.  We have had an "Energy Crisis" for a long-long time.  There is a lot of talking, debating and complaining.  The more things change, the more they seem to stay the same.

Taken from Jimmy Carter's 1980 State of The Union Address.  A statement that could easily be made again today.

"The crises in Iran and Afghanistan have dramatized a very important lesson: Our excessive dependence on foreign oil is a clear and present danger to our Nation's security. The need has never been more urgent. At long last, we must have a clear, comprehensive energy policy for the United States."

I am hopeful that 28 years from now... I will not look back to 2008 at another squandered period of time to actually do something about the "Energy Crises".  My greatest concern... is that we could see gasoline prices drop to the $2.50 or $3.00 range and our demand jump right back to where it was... and for massive SUVs to become the rule again. 

You have the power as a voter... and a consumer to do something.  Educate yourself and take action based on what you know.  We all have differing opinions, but they all matter.    I am sure that none of us want to see a State of The Union in 2036 and hear the words... "The crises in Iran and Afghanistan have dramatized a very important lesson: Our excessive dependence on foreign oil is a clear and present danger to our Nation's security. The need has never been more urgent. At long last, we must have a clear, comprehensive energy policy for the United States." 

Jeremy

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