This first aired on TV in 1976, and I love it. It helped, by using a music jingle, for people to know what is written in the Preamble of the United States Constitution. My favorite couplet was
Secure the blessings of liberty To ourselves and our posterity
Those 7 year olds listening to this jingle in 1976 are 40 year olds today, and I think many of them are the ones who are attending Town Hall meetings and Tea Parties. They are not political party activists, and are more concerned as individuals about who of their elected officials are working to secure the blessings of liberty to ourselves and our posterity.
People want the liberty to be free to work and produce and be rewarded. People want the liberty to worship in a manner of their own choosing. People do not want authorities to intrude into their lives. But since about 1978 the federal authorities have intruded into work and production in the energy field.
Federal authorities have blocked the development of new sources of petroleum.
Federal authorities have blocked drilling in ANWR.
Federal authorities have blocked drilling off the coast of Florida.
Federal authorities have blocked drilling off of the east coast.
Federal authorities have blocked drilling off of the west coast.
Federal authorities have blocked drilling off the Alaskan coast.
Federal authorities have blocked building oil refineries.
Federal authorities have blocked clean nuclear energy production.
Federal authorities have blocked clean coal production.
We are told that we need to sacrifice our liberty for the good and survival of the planet. This is what they are telling us, while at the same time, they are approving of the development of nuclear energy programs in the UAE. They are also lending money to a Brazilian oil company to drill for oil off the Atlantic Coast. I am happy for Brazil being able to get money to drill for oil in the Atlantic. I do not want them stopped, but I am not happy that We The People of the United States are blocked from energy production. Who is securing the blessings of liberty for us and our posterity? When people go to vote in the US this question needs to be on their mind. They really need to trust that the person they are voting for has the correct answer to this question.