It's a Matter of National Security and Our Economy
Cap'n Ed over at Hot Air puts it all in a nutshell, this is exactly what I've been thinking for well over several years now.
"Of course, we could import less oil from Canada and Mexico if we drilled more of our own oil domestically. We could open ANWR and the coasts to oil production, and we could build the first new refineries in 30 years to produce our own gasoline. That would employ more Americans, drop the cost of gasoline, ease our reliance on Middle East oil, and eventually strengthen the dollar. That would not only end the NAFTA trade imbalance, but would make us a stronger nation.."
I ain't no rocket scientist, but this is SO damn obvious. But apparently our leadership ain't as smart as the rest of us dumb hicks.