Palin: Here’s the deal. There is that inherent link between energy and prosperity and energy and security. Oil prices affect everything in our lives, including even where we send our sons and daughters in war. Bottom line is we need to drill more here where God seems to have dumped a storehouse of safe energy supply right underfoot. Developing resources here grows our economy. It decreases trade imbalance. It creates hundreds of thousands of good paying jobs and it secures our union by eliminating dependence on dangerous foreign regimes, regimes that use energy as a weapon. Access to affordable energy and ethical trade, that’s the real all-of-the-above approach and it is key to America’ security.
And another thing, with America’s unsustainable 16-plus trillion dollar debt, there is now talk about dumping the US dollar as the world’s reserve currency and that’s the international currency that’s used to buy and sell oil. If that happens folks, we’re going to feel the wages of inflation everywhere, especially at the pump. That in turn trickles down to everything else in our economy. So it’s one more reason to get our government debt under control with sound monetary policy that doesn’t try to inflate away debt with currency manipulation or a gimmick like quantitative easing.
So we’ve presented the solution and it does lead to a more peaceful and prosperous America not subject to the whims of foreign dictators who actually use our energy insecurity to fund a lot of evil activities against us.