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Biden threatens to use more “emergency authorities," this time over oil companies – will he ever learn?

Published in Blog on June 16, 2022 by Brianna Kraemer

In yet another 360 degree White House spin, Biden wants to work with oil companies to boost supplies, conveniently parting ways with his previous objective to shut down oil and gas companies.

A letter from Biden was sent to oil companies Wednesday, including Shell, BP, Chevron, ExxonMobil, Marathon Petroleum Corp, and Valero Energy Corp. In the letter, he threatens the use of emergency powers to hold oil companies accountable for their high prices.

“My administration is prepared to use all reasonable and appropriate Federal Government tools and emergency authorities to increase refinery capacity and output in the near term, and to ensure that every region of this country is appropriately supplied.”

He also wrote that they are running “historically high profit margins,” placing blame directly on the companies. The White House also called it their “patriot duty” to put out gas prices at a reasonable price.

Despite Biden attempting to shift the blame to the oil companies and Putin – who he says is ‘no question principally responsible' – Biden forgets to look at himself and take ownership as the President. 

Instead of recognizing that his executive orders, overreaching policies and reckless spending may be to blame, he uses even more power in an attempt to create solutions. There’s only so much that the federal government can do, but most politicians aren’t willing to take a step back and see that it's likely their actions that have put us in this situation.

Through history, we’ve seen freedoms that are taken are almost always gone for good. Power is something rarely restored to the people, but our Founding Fathers were bright enough to see this when drafting the U.S. Constitution.

Article V of the Constitution gives the states a mechanism to fight back against federal overreach. It gives the states the power to call a convention once 34 states agree to meet. Currently, 19 states have passed the COS Resolution, and Convention of States Action is working hard to pass the remaining states so a convention can take place.

Then, the states can consider amendments to the Constitution that would improve the federal government, such as adding term limits and fiscal restraints.

If you’ve had enough of the “emergency powers” used and abused by the federal government for their own benefit, sign the petition to show your support for the Convention of States Project. 

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