What is more, announcing that we would allow more domestic production would quickly lower prices at the pump—because traders would be convinced that the supply is going up, not down.
Nobody would benefit more from offshore drilling than working Americans—those being hurt the most by the status quo.
It is galling to me to watch people who, doubtless, live in large homes, fly in private planes, and are not affected by the price of gas, build their idea of utopia on the backs of the poor. Christians must care about the environment, of course—but people, especially the poor, come first.
So, if our leaders are, indeed, ready to change this immoral status quo, I say, “What took you so long? And let’s get going now.”