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Ron Paul: Energy Exploration is None of the Government’s Business

April 5th, 2010 at 2:10 am
by Ron Paul

As we head into the summer driving season, and gasoline prices are again creeping up, the administration has announced plans to explore opening up more offshore areas for exploration and drilling. On the one hand this can be lauded as a positive step. On the other hand, it’s too little, much too late to have any meaningful or long-term effect on what Americans pay at the pump anytime soon, if at all.

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We don't need no grid!

When you calculate the true cost of a gallon of gas by factoring in the DoD's subsidy thereof with constant warfare and veterans' benefits, it's closer to $6 a gallon... which is what Europeans usually pay, and they're not at war.

The reason real alternatives to diesel fumes and coal ash aren't growing like they should is precisely because government is propping up the old "energy suppliers".

Buying electricity is sooooo 20th century.

I'm going to be launching www.wedontneednogrid.com soon to promote not only energy independence, but complete and total independence from the grid and the economy. It is only because we need to work and engage in commerce that they have a leg to stand on and can manipulate and control us. Only when a man works solely for himself and is his own customer (what Alvin Toffler coined the "prosumer") does he gain true independence.

I've figured out a way to reconfigure solar cells three-dimensionally that could theoretically increase output threefold (currently it's ~15%). I've also figured out a way to densely store hydrogen using a sodium hydroxide reaction (it's only a secondary storage solution: it doesn't create energy). I'm working with a couple of physics professors from the local university to determine if these technologies are economically feasible, and if they are, I'm going to work damn hard to bring them to the market for individual consumers.

These things alone will allow people the ability to generate and store their own power, and possibly even grow their own food and dispose of their own waste. After that, it's only a matter of time before personal manufacturing becomes a reality, and consumers won't need to purchase anything!

This is the real path to freedom and independence. How is the government going to control people who not only don't need government, but are impossible to squeeze?

Government will become obsolete, and I believe it has already.

I am out of touch with most Americans precisely because I am not out of touch with reality.

That's true. Energy

That's true. Energy exploration is none of government's business. But when politicians are on the payroll of special interests like the big oil companies, they use to power of government to prevent any competition in energy production, distribution and sale.

That's the real purpose of the Department of Energy - to maximize the profits of the big oil companies. After all, the big oil companies have invested millions in our politicians. And they expect a return.

I agree 100%.

I agree 100%.

“Defiance of God’s Law will eventually bring havoc to a society.” - Dr. Ron Paul

he's brillant, as usual.

he's brillant, as usual.

They should ask the

They should ask the government why Hemp is illegal to grow when it is the most efficient source of ethanol.

Dept of Energy

It's time to end the Dept. of Energy.

Opposite of "The Midas Touch" ... HAHAHA

Dr. Paul continues to make me smile with his one-liners.

"Government has the opposite of 'the Midas Touch'" implying the obvious that everything government touches goes to crap rather than getting any better ... :)


that's a good one

Napolitano: "We need Ron Paul now!"

Too important for government control

Instead of "too important to fail" Paul counters something like certain parts of our civilization are too important for government control.


Pretty simple really:

A lot of folks can't understand how we came to have an oil shortage here in our country.
Well, there's a very simple answer.
Nobody bothered to check the oil.
We just didn't know we were getting low.
The reason for that is purely geographical.
Our OIL is located in:
Coastal Florida
Coastal Louisiana
North Dakota


Our dipsticks are located in DC

Any Questions? NO?

I love my country
I am appalled by my government

I love it!

Yes, if you believe in property rights, then it's pretty plain and simple. The govt. does not have a monopoly over energy. Don't recall seeing that one in the ol' Constitution. But you know, that's just toliet paper now and has been for some time.


Those who expect to reap the blessings of freedom, must, like men, undergo the fatigue of supporting it. ~Thomas Paine