Special July 4th Edition: Remembering What Happened the Last Time The Governing Elites Ignored an American Declaration of IndependenceBy Newt Gingrich
Something is happening in America as this July 4th approaches.
On the internet, they call it "going viral" when a video or an article begins to spread rapidly and widely with no promotion, just through the strength of its timing and message.
This Fourth of July week, the idea that Congress is failing the American people when it comes to high energy costs - the idea that America can and should produce more of our energy needs - and the idea that there will be political consequences for the elected officials who ignore this sentiment - all these ideas are going viral.
An Explosion of Interest on the Internet
In just two hours last Friday, an amazing 15,000 people watched this video on YouTube in which I discuss three ways Congress could act now to lower the price of gas. As of today, over 1 million people have viewed the video.
Over 1.2 million Americans have now signed American Solutions' "Drill Here, Drill Now, Pay Less" petition calling on Congress to act immediately to lower gas and diesel prices and help achieve energy independence.
American Solutions' new video on YouTube, "Energy Independence Day" was posted just yesterday and has already been viewed hundreds of times.
And here's something that just crossed my desk. John Bredeson is a trucker who is sick and tired of higher and higher diesel prices but little action from Congress. So he's turned his trucks into moving billboards to encourage real change in our energy policy, including a massive "Drill Here, Drill Now, Pay Less" logo! Watch the video here.
Our Chance to Make This Friday Energy Independence Day
The challenge now - our challenge - is to take this spontaneous outpouring of energy and concern and translate it into action in Washington.
So I'm calling on everyone one last time to act now, while there's still time. Call or email your representative or senators and let them know what's happening online.
If they're coming home for the Fourth of July holiday, catch up with them in person at a parade or a backyard barbecue and ask them why they aren't taking these three simple steps to lower gas prices.
Ask them if they know the facts about offshore drilling, America's vast reserves of shale oil, and how opening up new areas to environmentally safe drilling would have an immediate impact on gas prices.
We All Know What Happened the Last Time an American Declaration of Independence Was Ignored...
However you're most comfortable doing it, make sure you deliver this message: This 4th of July isn't business as usual. Not this time. Not this year.
This Independence Day the American people are declaring our independence from high energy prices, from foreign dictators, and from pathetic excuses for inaction in Washington.
This 4th of July we're declaring our energy independence.
And we all know what happened to the last ruling elite that ignored an American declaration of independence
Blogmasters note: Newt must be a great patriot far the evil unGodly left hates him with a vigor not seen since the Bolshevik's revolution in Russia. Our thanks to Humaneventsonline.com ... click on head to go there.