There are many reasons the West is reluctant to impose truly disastrous sanctions on Russia or send troops into Ukraine. Some are legitimate. Others, not so much.
But one reason is likely more important than any other: oil.
America and Europe are dependent on Russia for oil. Russia is America's third-largest oil importer and Europe's largest importer. If Russia were to cut off its oil supply, millions of people would be forced to pay astronomical energy prices or simply lose electricity altogether.
Why do Europe and the United States import vast amounts of fossil fuels from a geopolitical enemy? Environmental "regulations."
This administration has kowtowed to the environmental lobby to make it more difficult for American oil companies to produce. One of Biden's first actions as president was to end the Keystone Pipeline, which, as Texas Rep. Dan Crenshaw points out, would have covered all the barrels of oil we import from Russia.
We import 595,000 barrels of oil per day from Russia.— Dan Crenshaw (@DanCrenshawTX) February 23, 2022
The Keystone XL pipeline would have produced 830,000 barrels per day.
Relying on Russian oil is a choice. And it’s a stupid one.
Right now, the Biden administration is refusing to approve applications for companies to export more American oil overseas. These exports would help the world be less dependent on Russian oil, which would in turn give Russia less leverage over other countries.
Everyone is asking the same question: what can we do?— Dan Crenshaw (@DanCrenshawTX) February 26, 2022
With respect to the energy problem, here’s something very simple: immediately approve the expansion of these LNG export terminals. https://t.co/xhW6q0BJFW
Big-government "elites" in Washington are dead-set on ending oil production in the United States. They believe we should move exclusively to "clean energy" and import the oil we need from other countries like Russia and Saudi Arabia.
There's just one problem: when other countries control the oil supply, they hold enormous power over world events. As we've seen in Ukraine, they use this power to pursue their own agendas at the expense of innocent lives.
The solution is to once again turn the United States into an energy-producing superpower. We should hold all the cards when it comes to oil and natural gas production. Full stop.
But we'll never do that with the federal government in charge. The environmental lobby is too powerful in Washington to rely on our federal politicians, and we can't shrink and expand our energy production every time a new party controls Washington.
That's why we need an Article V Convention of States. A Convention of States is called and controlled by the states and has the power to propose constitutional amendments. These amendments can limit federal power across the board, including how much the federal government can regulate energy and "the environment."
If we want to reclaim our place as the world's supplier of energy, we have to get the feds out of the oil and gas business. The best way to do that is by calling the first-ever Article V Convention of States.
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