The following was written by Convention of States Action President Mark Meckler and originally published on Newsmax.
It's nearly impossible these days to find a topic on which the American people agree.
From society to politics to culture to religion, Americans of different political parties, ages and races have widely differing views.
Energy independence, however, isn't one of those divisive issues.
According to a new poll from Convention of States Action and the Trafalgar Group, an astounding 77.3% of American voters believe that President Joe Biden should make increasing American energy production a priority.
And when you dive into the details of the poll the consensus of Americans is quite clear.
Among the 77% who want energy independence, 67% are Democrats, 78% are independents, and 89% are Republicans. Over 83% of 18-24-year-olds want energy independence. Three-quarters of American voters over 65 also agree.
Men and women want energy independence — over 75% for both genders. Additionally, vast majorities of all races believe Biden should prioritize increasing America's energy output — Asian 85.3%; Black 63.2%; Hispanic: 68.3%; White: 80.6%.
The only people in America who don't want to ramp up energy production in the wake of the Ukraine-Russia war are the bureaucrats, operatives, and politicians in the Biden administration.
One of Biden's first acts as president was to kill the Keystone pipeline.
When asked about that decision earlier this month, White House press secretary Jen Psaki refused to acknowledge that the president had made a bad move. Instead, she dismissed the idea that Keystone would alleviate the oil shortage and went so far as to claim that "federal policies are not limiting the supplies of oil and gas."