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  • Take back Obama’s hidden $105 billion funding

    When the first OPEC oil shock hit the U.S. in 1973, President Richard Nixon encouraged Americans as a voluntary gas-saving measure to drive 55 mph on the interstate. Not long after, the infamous “Double Nickel” became mandatory as Congress made states choose between adopting the lower speed limit and losing millions in federal aid. For two decades, most Americans voted with their gas pedals and flagrantly ignored the federal speed limit. It had become the least respected law since Prohibition by the time President Clinton repealed it in December 1995.

  • Is the U.S. the only nation capable of engaging Libya?

    The U.S. controls the most powerful military force assembled in the history of Earth. Its military dominates the globe and has troops operating in over 150 different nations. And the scope of this strength is not lost upon our civilian leaders. As U.S. ambassador to the United Nations Madaleine Albright once said to Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Colin Powell, “What's the use of having this superb military that you're always talking about if we can't use it?” This appears to be the U.S. approach to the situation in Libya. The U.S. is the one with the big guns, so let's go out there and use them. But rather then ask if the U.S. should engage Libya, why not ask if the rest of the world will?

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