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Andrew Newman would leave this discussion for another day. When? After we have fraudulently obtained the votes of those in the farm belt by allowing them to believe there is a future in this boondoggle?p>Sometimes I just can’t believe what I read on TAS . br> — Robert Randall br> Nashville, Tennessee /p>
Mr. Newman, freelance journalist in western Nebraska, is to be complimented for clearly articulating why I have no choice every time I pull up to the pump but to remove 10% of high energy and extremely efficient gasoline and replace it with low energy and extremely inefficient ethanol. I have no choice because our elected representatives have agreed with Mr. Newman and have decided that it is the role of the federal government to mandate what I can pump. These same elected representatives have decided that fuel economy standards are to be increased by fiat, so under the same Capitol roof they reduce fuel economy [ethanol] and demand greater fuel economy.p>I have exactly one question for Mr. Newman, for which I would be most grateful for a straight answer. At what point did it become “right” for every man in every state to “rightfully” demand that his elected br> representative go to Washington and do his best to steal from the taxpayers in the other 49 states? /p>
Mr. Newman’s electoral math may be impeccable; I strongly suspect that it is. But in tallying his numbers does he realize that he is writing the epitaph of what made the United States what it is, or perhaps more precisely what it used to be? Has he sounded the death knell of all reasoning save that of counting the votes of people who are motivated solely by personal selfishness? By that same calculus, the votes are there to strangle U.S. domestic oil and natural gas production, hence no drilling in ANWR, no drilling off California, no drilling off Florida and no drilling off the East Coast. Instead, the votes demand turning food into inefficient flammables for automobiles.p>If “we the people” are now federalized corn counters, count me out. br> —
A man of faith in a godless age is hitting Americans where it hurts.
Mr. and Mrs. American Spectator Reader, let P.J. O’Rourke talk sense to your kids.
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It won’t take long for conservatives to scratch this presidential wannabe off their 2008 scorecard.
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