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Oiled Palms

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Submitted by Dennis Spain (United States), Dec 12, 2002 at 02:18

The simple fact of the matter is that we as a nation have become so dependent on oil for our economic life that we are willing to subvert the Consitution itself to ensure its steady flow.

Nowhere is it written in that consistently ignored document of hope for mankind that the US government is empowered to protect US oil interests abroad with our military might.

Bring all US soldiers home within the borders of the United States and stop this endless entanglement in foreign policy intrigues that inevitably "blowback" disastrously into our lives. Many problems would be averted and our economic life would be stronger if we minded our own business, turned our attention to creatively solving the energy problems that lie at the heart of our economic and foreign policy, and shook this insane belief that government, the more of it the better, can make us a safer and happier people.

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