"He has plundered our seas, ravaged our coasts, ... and destroyed the lives of our people."
That is a quote from the Declaration of Independence. It is one of the grievances against the King that justified the fight for Independence.
How could the colonies pursue Independence when so many jobs, indeed much of the economy, were dependent on trade with or through Great Britain?
With leadership and will. And a realization that an Independent America would ultimately be far more powerful and prosperous than an America subservient to a tyrant.
Today as we face an oil addiction that has "plundered our seas, ravaged our coasts, ... and destroyed the lives of our people," it is fitting to ask if we have the leadership and will to pursue a Green revolution that will secure our independence from oil.
Do we realize that an America independent of oil will ultimately be more powerful and prosperous than an America subservient to the tyranny of oil?
Can we afford to wage a Green revolution to secure new clean energy jobs in the future when so many jobs and much of our economy are dependent on oil today?
Can we afford not to?
Let us remember the courageous acts of those who secured our independence in the past, and let us have the courage to secure our independence for the future.
Happy Independence Day!