America must be self-reliant. If we wish to secure our freedoms and way of life for our children, this must be a top priority for Congress.  Although we are part of a global economy, the ability of our nation to stand on principle and lead with integrity is directly related to our ability to be free from dependence on foreign products and services.  To further this cause, I fully support opening all domestic energy options available to us and doing so now. There is no time to wait, and we can do it now in an environmentally friendly way.

Furthermore, we must position our private sector as the world’s leader in alternative/clean energy production, with a keen focus on exportable production and return on investment.  If we are the global leader of cost-effective, easily accessible, and affordable energy production, we’ll not only secure our national interests and fortify our economy, but help the rest of the world at the same time.