Classsroom Socialism

When the reward is great, the effort to succeed is great, but when government takes all the reward away, no one will try or want to succeed. Is this man truly a genius? When you think, truth is hiding just around the corner.An economics professor at a local college made a statement that he had never failed a single student before, but had recently failed an entire class. That class had insisted that Obama’s socialism worked and that no one would be poor and no one would be rich, a great equalizer. 

The professor then said, “OK, we will have an expderiment in this class on Obama’s plan”. All grades will be averaged and everone will receive the same grade so no one will fail and no one will receive an A (substituting grades for dollars – something closer to home and more readily understood by all).

After the first test, the grades were averaged and everone got a B. The students who studied hard were upset and the students who studied little were happy. As the second test rolled around, the students who studied little were happy. As the second test rolled around, the students who studied little had studied even less and the ones who studied hard decided they wanted a free ride too so they studied little.

The sedon test average was D! No one was happy. When the 3rd test rolled around, the average was an F.

As the test proceeded, the scores never increased as bickering, blame and name=calling all resulted in hard feelings and no one would study for the benefit of anyone else.

To their great surprise, ALL FAILED and the professor told them that socialism would also ultimately fail because when the reward is great, the effort to succeed is great, but when government takes all the reward away, no one wil try or want to succeed.

It could not be any simpler than that. REMEMBER, there IS a test coming in the 2012 elections. This story may be apocryphal, I don’t know, but like the great parables Scripture, while many did not historically happen, they contain truth.

These are possibly the 5 best sentences you’ll ever read and all are applicable to the story and experiment above:

1. You cannot legislate the poor into prosperity by legislating the wealthy out of prosperity.
2. What one person received without working for, another person must work for without receiving.
3. The government cannot give to anybody anything that the government does not first take from somebody else
4. You cannot multiply wealth by dividing it!
5. When half of the people get the idea that they do not have to work because the other half is going to take care of them, and when the other half gets the idea that ti does no good to work because somebody else is going to get what they work for that is the beginning of the end of any nation.

Why would you not want to share this?

One writer has responded to the above story by saying, “I believe this professor also suggested each take out their wallet, and then invited a gal and guy from the classroom to come forward. He grabbed their wallets and took out thier $$$$ and told them he needed it to purchase hsi retirement home in Northern Minnesota. They didn’t think that was fair!

Why would this make an American angry?

I’m not racist, not violent, just not silent any longer.

Just when you think you have heard what must be the last outrage from this administration, another bomb is dropped that causes thoughtful Americans to ask, “what kind of imbeciles do we have in Washington D.C.?” Let me explain the reason for this writer’s outrage.

Georgia Arms is the 5th largest retailer of .223 Ammo in America. They sell 9mm, .45, .223 ammunition. They normally buy spent brass from the US Department of Defense. Spent brass is “one time used” shell cases used by our Military for training purposes.

The buy the brass, recondition it, and then reload the brass for resale to Law Enforcement, Gun Clubs, Gun Shops, and stores like Wal-Mart. They normally buy 30,000 lbs of spent brass at a time.

This week the DOD wrote a letter to the owner of Georgia Arms and informed him that from now on the DOD will be destroying the spent brass, shredding it. It will no longer be available to the ammo makers, unless they buy it in a scrap shredded condition (which they have no use for).

The shredded brass is no0w going to be sold by the DOD to China as scrap metal, after the DOD pays for it to be shredded. The DOD is selling the brass to China for less money than the ammo makers have been paying, plus the DOD has to pay to have the brass shredded and do the accounting paperwork.

This sure helps the economy now doesn’t it? Sell cheaper to China,and do not sell at all to a proven US business. Any hidden agenda working here folks? Obama going after the Firearms Industry and our ammunition!!!

The Georgia Arms owner even related a story that one of his competitors had already purchased a load of brass last week. The DOD contacted him this week and said they were sending someone over to make sure it was destroyed. Shell cases he had already bought!

The brass has no value to the ammo maker if it is destroyedshredded/melted. The ammo manufacturer only uses the empty brass cases to reload different caibers, mainly .223 bullets.

The owner of Georgia Arms says that he will have to lay off at least half of his 60 workers, within 2-3 months if the DOD will no longer sell spent brass cases to the industry. Georgia Arms has 2-3 months of inventory to use, by summer they’re out, that is unless the DOD visits him and forces him to shred all his stock.

You can read the information and see the DOD letter to Georgia Arms at the Shootist Site.

If your’re not outriaged at what this administration is doing you should be! Be Afraid! Be veryt very afraid! Get involved! It’s Your freedom and Our Country they’re stealing! If you fail to act now, there may not be a free United States tomorrow! It’s sobering to realize that not one country who has been disarmed has survived.

It is time to contact your legilators and put them on notice. How much more fodder must we  have crammed down our throats before we get fed up with what’s going on in the name of stimulating our economy!

This information is a bit dated, however the effort on the part of the Administration continues to resurface.

The “Thanksgiving” Joy Journal

Recognizing true happiness as you write your prayers
by Marc Sandin

U.S. Army Sergeant Ray White stepped off the C130 that had brought him and his unit back to American soil for the first time in 18 months. He kissed the ground, ran to his wife and children, and thanked God for bringing him home from duty in Afghanistan.

Several short months later, through a tumultuous emotional roller coaster, Ray’s family discovered he was suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. It was a dark time, full of anxiety and fear for Ray and his family.

Andrew’s working conditions had steadily worsened. Due to exhaustion from overtime and stressful personality conflicts with management, he caused two rear-end fender benders within a span of six weeks.

The next week, Andrew lost his job due to cutbacks; he, his wife and two-year-old daughter were now living on one small income with higher insurance premiums, various bills and debts to pay.

Like Ray and Andrew you, too, have a real-life story of hardship, loss or suffering. Yet you’ll find help – even joy – in getting through these trying times by journaling your tribulations as you also pray about them.

The first chapter of James says that not only should Christ followers expect suffering to come their way, but 1) they should rejoice despite it, and 2) rejoice even because of it. Ephesians 6 proclaims that though believers in Jesus suffer trials, their more meaningful struggle is against unseen forces that define their thoughts, loyalties and desires.

Journaling can give incredible perspective and longevity to the power of your prayer, and an appreciation of what it means to share in the sufferings of Christ. Your Father intends for you to understand His Son’s sacrifice and He implements that understanding by letting you experience difficulty and even pain. This, in turn, produces a heart reinforced by God’s sovereign grace instead of succumbing to anxiety over your poor circumstances: “We suffer with him in order that we may also be glorified with him.” (Romans 8:17) Just like the night is darkest just before the dawn, isn’t it also true that you’re most grateful for your health after you have just recovered from sickness?

Being thankful is also not about simply seeing the glass half full, but about appreciating God’s purpose for hurtful trials in your life. God allows suffering (like Job) and even intentionally causes suffering (King Saul, 1 Samuel 18) for His glory and exaltation. For the Christian heart, true suffering has a way of humbling pride and demolishing ego so that God may be more fully displayed through you. Romans 8:18-21 illuminates this powerful concept:

“I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worth comparing with the glory that is to be revealed to us. For the creation waits with eager longing for the revealing of the sons of God. For the creation was subjected to futility…in hope that the creation itself will be set free from its bondage to decay and obtain the freedom of the glory of the children of God.”

This passage also highlights the fact that not only does pain increase the pleasure of joy, but that pain should also be a mechanism for a joyful attitude in mature Christ followers, who prize the knowledge of His perfection over the happiness brought by His blessing.

As you celebrate Thanksgiving this year – despite unemployment, medical illness or marital tension – remember that there is a spiritual benefit from God’s sovereignty over the suffering He allows. Also understand that being happy with what God has given you is not the same as being thankful for a relationship with the person of the Holy Spirit: of loving the gift-giver more than the gift simply because He gave it. That’s the true purpose of Thanksgiving: to exult in the truth of the Heavenly Father Himself, His personality and character, rather than just the good circumstances He may supply.

And when the chips are down, journal the hard things that God is allowing in your life in order to shape your character…and to remind you of His loving and sovereign control over your life, and over your nation, no matter what.

A writer for the Vantage Point devotional series, Marc Sandin is a writer and graphic designer in Tucson, AZ where he resides with his wife Anna and daughter Kaelyn.

Mobile networks told to ban ‘Jesus Christ’ from airwaves

The Pakistan Telecommunications Authority is banning the name of “Jesus Christ” from any text message sent in the country. 

The government’s telecommunications agency has given mobile phone companies a list of 1,695 words and informed mobile companies that they have seven days to implement filters in their systems that would block the transmission of the listed words.

The Great Charade

Why did Paul Ryan decline when asked to serve on the supposed “Super Committee”?

Well, obviously he saw the committee exactly for what it was: more political games with the lives of the American people.

And Congressman Ryan refused to play the game …

Failure or Success?

Many people are lamenting the failure of the Congressional “Super Committee” to come up with an agreement on ways to reduce the runaway federal deficits. But you cannot judge success or failure without knowing what the goal was.

If you think the goal was to solve the country’s fiscal crisis, then obviously the Super Committee was a complete failure. But, if you think the goal was to improve the chances of the Obama administration being re-elected in 2012, it was a complete success.

Imagine that there had been no Super Committee in the first place. Who would be blamed for the country’s fiscal crisis? The overwhelmingly Democratic Congress that voted to spend the money which increased the deficits more during the Obama administration than in the eight years of George W. Bush.

When the Obama administration’s massive spending spree was going on, Republicans were so hopelessly outnumbered in both houses of Congress that nothing that the Congressional Republicans could say or do would have the slightest effect.

Even the cleverest political spin-master would have a hard time trying to keep blame from falling on the Obama administration, without the later shift of attention to the debt crisis.

Two things got the blame shifted. The first was the national debt ceiling, which had to be raised, if politicians were not going to be forced to either cut existing programs or shut down the government — neither of which was politically attractive.

By the time a vote on raising the national debt ceiling was required, Republicans had gotten control of the House of Representatives. This meant that the national debt issue was now a bipartisan issue, whereas the spending that drove the national debt up to that national debt ceiling had been a problem strictly for the Democrats.

Splitting the blame with the Republicans for what Democrats alone had done was a political victory, in terms of making the Obama administration less vulnerable at the polls in 2012.

With the help of the media, the big issue was no longer the big spending that drove the national debt up to the legal ceiling, but the failure of the Republicans to help solve the debt ceiling crisis.

Many people lamented the failure of President Obama to become engaged in the process of working out a solution to the fiscal crisis, and regarded that as a failing. But, again, success or failure depends on what goal you are trying to achieve.

If the goal was to reach a bipartisan solution to the country’s fiscal crisis, then the president’s involvement might have increased the chances of doing that. But, if the goal was to outsource the blame, then the president’s fading away into the background was the perfect political ploy.

Appointing a bipartisan Super Committee with dramatic powers, and apparently dramatic consequences if they failed to reach agreement, created another long distraction in the media that took the president further out of the picture. When it came to media coverage of the country’s financial crisis, it was almost a question of “Barack Who?”

The draconian spending cuts that were supposed to hang over the heads of the members of the Super Committee, like a sword of Damocles, turned out to be a cardboard sword when the inevitable failure to reach an agreement occurred.

A new Congress meets before these draconian cuts are supposed to happen — and no Congress can be forced to do anything by a previous Congress. So all this turned out to be a grand charade — and politicians are great at charades.

This one was a complete political success, because we are now talking about who is to blame for not coming up with a way of solving the fiscal crisis, rather than who did the runaway spending that caused that crisis in the first place.

An even longer-running charade is the budget-cutting charade, where big spenders promise to make spending cuts to match tax increases — or even to exceed tax increases. Of course the tax increases come first and the spending cuts are spread out into the future — and usually end up not taking place at all.

This particular charade could be ended by making the spending cuts take place first. But that would spoil the political game.
Failure or Success by Dr. Thomas Sowell 11/23/2011

A Special Time to Give Thanks

* Psalm 100 (King James Version)
“Make a joyful noise unto the LORD, all ye lands.
Serve the LORD with gladness: come before his presence with singing.
Know ye that the LORD he is God: it is he that hath made us, and not we ourselves; we are his people, and the sheep of his pasture.
Enter into his gates with thanksgiving, and into his courts with praise: be thankful unto him, and bless his name.
For the LORD is good; his mercy is everlasting; and his truth endures to all generations.”

For two years now I have subscribed to Jacquie Lawson’s beautiful cards for every occasion. Her Thanksgiving card for this year is truly a gift to all of us. Let each of us be grateful. By clicking Happy Thanksgiving! you will understand how grateful I am for our friendship and love.

Has Your Thanksgiving turkey been sacrificed to idols?

Surprise! America’s favorite meal may be secretly dedicated to Allah

Posted: November 21, 2011
7:32 pm Eastern
By Drew Zahn 
© 2011 WND

As you sit down with your family on Thanksgiving and consider offering a prayer of gratitude, be aware the turkey at the center of the table may have already been “blessed” – in the name of Allah.

Customer service representatives from Butterball, one of America’s most popular Turkey brands, confirmed to WND that the company’s whole turkeys are – without being labeled as such – slaughtered according to Islamic “halal”standards.

“Halal slaughter involves cutting the trachea, the esophagus and the jugular vein and letting the blood drain out while saying, ‘Bismillah allahu akbar’ – ‘in the name of Allah the greatest,'” explains Pamela Geller, author of “Stop the Islamization of America: A Practical Guide to the Resistance.”“Many people refuse to eat it on religious grounds. Many Christians, Hindus or Sikhs and Jews find it offensive to eat meat slaughtered according to Islamic ritual.”

She continues on her blog, Atlas Shrugs, “I don’t want to eat halal. Not a bite – and yet this is being shoved down the throats of Americans without their knowledge.”

What can you do? Read “Stop the Islamization of America: A Practical Guide to the Resistance.”

Multiple phone representatives at Butterball confirmed the turkeys are slaughtered according to halal standards, and one named Tracy (she declined to give her last name) further confirmed the words of Islamic dedication are spoken over the birds. None, however, could explain exactly how the slaughters are performed.

“I don’t actually work in the processing plant,” Tracy explained.

As WND reported earlier this year, however, Butterball isn’t the only company that may be serving halal meats to unaware customers.

Pastor Mark Biltz of El Shaddai Ministries in Bonney Lake, Wash., has been sounding the the alarm for Christians to be aware of what he calls the “backdoor Shariah” now nibbling its way across the fruited plain.

Muslims join many Jews and some Christians in avoiding the consumption of certain animals such as pigs and birds of prey, but those of the Islamic faith also have their meat blessed in the name of their god, Allah.

“From the Christian standpoint, Allah would be an idol,” Biltz told WND.

In a sermon that he posted online, Biltz explained, “You could be eating beef, chicken, etc., offered up to Allah and not even know it. I can just imagine at a Passover Seder the caterer unbeknownst to anyone is serving halal meat! It could be on your pizza without you knowing it, or at your favorite restaurant. People don’t realize they could be eating meat sacrificed to idols!”

He notes New Testament instructions specifically warning Christians:

Stay away from food that has been offered to idols (which makes it unclean), any kind of sexual sin, eating animals that have been strangled, and blood.” (Acts 15:20, New Century Version)

“As for the Gentile Christians, all we ask of them is what we already told them in a letter: They shouldnot eat food offered to idols, nor consume blood, nor eat meat from strangled animals, and they should stay away from all sexual immorality” (Acts 21:25 New Living Translation).

“At a restaurant, you’re not going to know [if the food is halal] unless you ask,” Blitz said. “I think we need to be aware of these things because they don’t want Christians to know because they just want to sell it and get it out there. … A lot of people don’t want you to know it’s going all over the world. Christians are upset as they’re finding out about this because Christians are saying, ‘How come you didn’t tell me?'”

Biltz quotes directly from a Muslim-run site titled, “The Islamic Guidelines to Slaughtering Animals,” to let Christians know some of the procedures involved in making sure meat is halal. According to author Mufti Muhammad ibn Adam:

Some evidences regarding the necessity of pronouncing the name of Allah when slaughtering:a) Allah Most High says: “Eat not of (meats) over which Allah’s name has not been pronounced. That would be impiety.” (al-An’ am, V. 121)

The above text is clear in determining the necessity of taking the name of Allah when slaughtering, and the unlawfulness of the animal when it is left out, as the major Qur’anic commentators explain.

b) Allah Almighty says: “They ask you what is lawful for them (as food). Say: Lawful unto you are (all) things good and pure and what you have taught your trained hunting animals (to catch) in the manner directed to you by Allah. Eat what they catch for you and pronounce the name of Allah over it.” (al-Ma’idah, V.4)

Biltz is also publicizing a Muslim website called Zabihah.com which bills itself as the world’s largest guide to halal restaurants and products. Consumers wondering where they can purchase halal food simply need to click on their geographic location.

The Chicago-based Islamic Food and Nutrition Council of America, or IFANCA, agrees everyone should be properly informed about food classification, but its spokeswoman said she’s taken aback when she hears some of the rhetoric about Muslims.

“Of course it bothers me personally that my own religion is not portrayed very positively in the media,” said Maria Omar, IFANCA’s director of media relations.“Naturally, [Muslims] don’t believe they’re worshipping idols. It is unfortunate that some organizations malign [halal]. I want to change this perspective. It’s just a food market need for certain people, and if Americans can benefit by providing this need, all the better.”

Omar says part of the ignorance problem regarding the status of meat has to do with the global marketplace and the countries of origin for food.

“A lot of times, when you are importing food from large meat-producing regions such as New Zealand or Denmark, these meats are already slaughtered in the Islamic guidelines,” she said. “A lot of their trade is with the Middle East, and they don’t know where everything is going. All meat they export is halal standard. If it happens to go to the U.S. or England, nobody knows, since it’s not always advertised or labeled.”

Omar added: “Perhaps what should be talked about more here is less about halal, and more about food-industry standards for labeling food properly. Certainly, if someone does not want to have halal, they should be clearly informed that the food product is halal. All consumers deserve the right to be informed of what they are eating.”

If someone is shopping in a supermarket, there are numerous symbols that help consumers know if a product is indeed certified as halal-compliant, some of which can be seen here:


Numerous logos inform consumers if a product is halal-certified.

Connecticut-based Subway, which has more than 23,000 sandwich shops in the U.S. and nearly 34,000 worldwide, is proud to be offering halal food in communities where there’s a demand for it.

Subway spokesman Les Winograd told WND: “The way we look at it from a business point of view is here’s a group of individuals who traditionally cannot eat out. They cannot eat your average name-brand fast food. When they travel, they have to bring their own food. They’re consumers, they’re buying things. We want to be able to tell them, ‘There’s a safe place for you to eat.’ That’s definitely worth something in their eyes. Here’s a brand that cares about me, too. It’s kind of an untapped market, so building brand equity is a good thing.”

Winograd says he can think of only two franchises in America, both in New Jersey, that have offered halal food, and says, “I really haven’t seen any complaints here in this country.”

He explained there’s a much greater demand in the U.K., where there are more than 100 halal locations out of some 1,000 total franchises.

Winograd says those outlets go out of their way to make sure customers know halal food is being served there.

“Everything is identified,” he said. “Each store has a seal in the window, so you know when you’re walking in that everything is halal.”

Last year, after categorically denying it used any halal meat, fast-food giant McDonald’s admitted selling halal chicken in the U.K. without telling its customers. The poultry was used in popular menu items such as Chicken McNuggets and the McChicken Sandwich in its 1,200 British outlets.

McDonald’s told the London Daily Mail it was accidental, saying, “some halal chicken has entered our supply chain without our knowledge, and we apologize to our customers for this.”

According to the Associated Press, the worldwide market for Islamically permitted goods has grown to more than half a billion dollars annually, and it notes that in the U.S., McDonald’s and Walmart have now begun selling halal products. Last summer, Whole Foods began selling its first nationally distributed halal food item, frozen Indian entrees called Saffron Road.

Interestingly, the animals acceptable for Muslims to eat are in accordance with numerous Scriptures from the Christian Bible, which also classifies creatures such as pigs, shellfish, those with paws and all reptiles as “unclean,” with God using terms such as “abomination” in Leviticus 11 and “abominable thing” in Deuteronomy 14 to describe them.

Today, Christians are divided on whether or not the food instructions of the Old Testament are still meant to be observed, with some believers abstaining, and others having no problem eating pork products, lobster, shrimp and alligator.

While there are biblical warnings telling people to avoid eating food sacrificed to idols, the apostle Paul also addressed the subject this way:

Should we eat meat that has been sacrificed to idols? Well, we all know that an idol is not really a god and that there is only one God and no other. According to some people, there are many so-called gods and many lords, both in heaven and on earth. But we know that there is only one God, the Father, who created everything, and we exist for him. And there is only one Lord, Jesus Christ, through whom God made everything and through whom we have been given life.However, not all Christians realize this. Some are accustomed to thinking of idols as being real, so when they eat food that has been offered to idols, they think of it as the worship of real gods, and their weak consciences are violated. It’s true that we can’t win God’s approval by what we eat. We don’t miss out on anything if we don’t eat it, and we don’t gain anything if we do. But you must be careful with this freedom of yours. Do not cause a brother or sister with a weaker conscience to stumble. (1 Corinthians 8:4-9, NLT)

Biltz stresses he’s not against halal food, halal stores or Muslims, but says “Christians may want to know that they’re eating halal food. It’s not so much a religious thing, but an awareness thing.”

Geller, however, is calling for Butterball to be held accountable for the “outrage” of serving unlabeled halal meat and pledges to fight for legislation requiring labeling.

Geller is encouraging concerned people to join a  “Boycott Butterball Turkey” Facebook page and contact Stephanie Styons at Butterball’s public relations firm to register complaints.

Legislative Action Alert


BRIGITTE GABRIEL CAPTIVATES CAPITOL HILL:
EDUCATES ABOUT OPEC’S CHOKEHOLD ON OIL AND
TERROR FINANCING

Last week, ACT! for America President, Brigitte Gabriel, and Director of Government Relations, Lisa Piraneo, were up on Capitol Hill for various meetings and events designed to educate our federal legislators about the connection between OPEC’s price fixing of world oil prices and how that threatens our national security.

In addition to a full day’s worth of meetings with Members of Congress from both sides of the political aisle, Brigitte participated in an important roundtable discussion about this issue for Hill staff, as well as a press conference with Congressmen John Shimkus (R-IL), and Eliot Engel (D-NY), sponsors of H.R. 1687, the Open Fuel Standard Act.

NASCAR driver Kenny Wallace and President Ronald Reagan’s National Security Advisor, Robert McFarlane, joined Brigitte and Lisa during their day on the Hill. In each of the meetings, Brigitte’s passionate words about the connection between OPEC’s manipulation of the world’s oil market pricing—and its ties to terror financing—captivated the Members of Congress and their staff.

In particular, Brigitte and coalition members spoke with Members of Congress about support for the Open Fuel Standard (OFS) Act (H.R. 1687 in the House and S. 1603 in the Senate) as a common-sense first step in breaking OPEC’s chokehold on oil prices.
Immediate progress has come out of these meetings. Already, one Member of Congress who was a part of the OFS meetings last week—Rep. Dan Burton (R-IN/5th) has “seen the light” and signed on to the legislation as a cosponsor. He joins the growing group of Congressional cosponsors this vital legislation has already attracted. 

Contrary to what some believe, Canada does not supply the largest share of America’s imported oil. OPEC does. Even if we could purchase largely from our own domestic supplies and our northern neighbor, it will not destroy OPEC’s monopoly on the world-wide price of oil, nor will it decrease the terrorism that is funded through OPEC oil funds. 

Why? Oil is fungible. Fungibility is the property of a good or a commodity whose individual units are capable of mutual substitution, such as crude oil, wheat, precious metals or currencies. For example, if someone lends another person a $10 bill, it does not matter if they are given back the same $10 bill or a different one since currency is fungible. If someone lends another person their car, however, they would not expect to be given back a different car, even of the same make and model, as cars are not fungible. 

As long as OPEC controls enough of the worldwide oil market (and they certainly do), when they want the price to rise, they simply cut back slightly on their supply. Only a 2-3% drop in supply will typically create a dramatic rise in price. 

Therefore, even if the U.S. and Canadian markets are able to generate a 10 to 15% increase in the overall supply of world oil, OPEC would simply cut back their portion of the supply accordingly for a net zero result in order to maintain the level of current pricing. 

The fact is domestic oil suppliers have shown little stomach for increasing supply. Why? They likethe prices OPEC’s strategy generates! This is why Governor Palin had to file suit in Alaska just to get movement on additional drilling and production. U.S. oil companies have a tendency for sitting on inventory, especially if it is likely that future pricing will be higher. 

The only factor that will fundamentally reduce the price of oil is the wholesale introduction of other competing transportation fuels. This alone will finally force OPEC to its knees—and deliver a massive blow to worldwide Islamic terrorism. 

To be clear, this is not about supporting ethanol, methanol, or any other specific alternative transportation fuel source. The beauty of the OFS Act is that it doesn’t support ONE particular transportation fuel—it only opens up the market to competition and finally allows the AMERICAN CONSUMER to choose from a variety of fuels for their cars and trucks. Additionally, there are no subsidies tied to the OFS legislation and there is absolutely NO COST to the Federal Government/taxpayers. New cars would cost approximately $100 more for the alcohol fuel capability, but the resulting projected fuel cost savings would be approximately $1,000 per year per car! 

***ACTION ITEM*** 

Please do your part today to break OPEC’s chokehold on the price of oil—and their funding of terrorism. Contact your Members of Congress through our Capwiz site and ask that they cosponsor this important legislation. We’ve made it easy to do by pre-writing the correspondence. Click HERE to reach our Capwiz site and click on the two Open Fuel Standard Act alerts (one for Representatives and one for Senators) to send your message to the Hill today. 

For more information on the issue of Open Fuel Standards, including Brigitte’s recent day on the Hill to discuss this issue, please see www.openfuelstandard.org 

With your support, in as little as seven years we can make our nation and our world safer for our children and our grandchildren by taking the teeth out of OPEC and providing Americans a CHOICE when they fuel their vehicles. Brazil has already reached this point. We can be next. But Congress won’t act unless they hear from you. 

REMEMBER, YOUR VOICE COUNTS!
IF EACH OF US DOES JUST A LITTLE, TOGETHER WE CAN
ACCOMPLISH A LOT!
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