For more than two centuries since winning our own freedom, we the people of the United States have repeatedly answered the call to lead the quest for freedom around the globe.
Energy is necessary for economic growth, for a better quality of life, and for human progress.
It is very distressing that anyone would look at these matters from a political viewpoint. Core beliefs about when life begins and ends are far too important for any such calculations.
My view is that when in doubt, society should err on the side of life.
I am particularly disturbed that our country is the largest financial supporter of an organization that not only wastes a lot of our money but also seems to be increasingly anti-American in its policies and conduct.
Mr. Speaker, I agree with those who say that the Global War on Terrorism is actually a Global War of Ideas and that terrorism is one of the tactics used in that War.
The challenge we have in the war on terrorism is looking around for those pieces that matter and trying to fit them together.
I know of no serious proposals that would change the way Social Security operates for today's seniors.
Our country has had a hard time learning that lesson with energy.
The death tax robs parents of the opportunity to pass something along to their children, and it is responsible for destroying a lot of family-owned businesses.
The day before the anniversary of D-Day, we lost a man who was equaled by few and surpassed by none as a leader in the cause of freedom: Ronald Reagan.
In sum, we took energy for granted, assuming when we flipped the switch, the lights would go on and assuming that there would always be plenty of cheap fuel for our vehicles.
No other date on the calendar more potently symbolizes all that our nation stands for than the Fourth of July.
We should restore a proper balance in environmental regulation and energy production that is based on common sense, not political agendas.