Sent: Wednesday, May 02, 2007 12:12 PM
Subject: FW: New Sectretary of state
kevikens transcribed this speech from Benjamin Hamilton:
My fellow Americans; Thank you for tuning in and listening to me. As you know, in the present crisis caused by the staggering increase in the price of petroleum products the president has asked me to step in and replace the former secretary who has retired. You may not be aware of just how much oil we have been importing and from whom we have been getting it but I want to assure you that many of those countries are nations whose internal policies and foreign policies are harmful to the interests of our country and our allies. Because we have needed these foreign suppliers it has been necessary for the US to bow to their interests, often times with unpleasant consequences for this country. We have had to support regimes whose policies are incompatible with our notions of human rights and personal freedoms. We have had to support some of these countries in unjust wars against their neighbors just to make sure we can access their oil fields. we have had to deploy vast military forces, at great cost, to protect those foreign oil fields. Well, fellow citizens, no more will we be held hostage. This present oil increase catastrophe is going to be our energy declaration of independence. I have ordered the lifting of all import lisences from all domestic oil producers. We will no longer import any petroleum product from any foreign source. Yes, I know that the initial reaction will be a further increase in the price of petroleum products and over the next few weeks and months it will be difficult for us to adapt, but adapt we will. New energy producing technologies will now be feasible because their costs will be lower than those of petroleum products. For once we will see that investment in public transit, electric power cars, wind turbines, solar panels and other renewable sources of energy is the smart thing to do. The transition will not be easy but it will free this country from ever again doing the immoral and unreasonable bidding of foreign powers to preserve their friendship to buy their oil. Join with me then, fellow citizens, as we accept a temporary sacrifice to obtain a lasting benefit, freedom forever from the shacles of foreign petroleum.