On Wednesday, Democrat leaders showed the socialist leanings that many of us have always known they possessed. In a press conference in response to President Bush's call for lifting the moratorium on offshore drilling, Democrats said that the national government should own the refineries.
This is nothing new. On May 22, in hearings with oil executives, Maxine Waters let slip that she wanted to "socialize" the oil industry. She realized that she had used a taboo word so she changed it to "take over." However, the cat was out of the bag. The video is below.
That members of a United States branch of government would openly call for the nationalization of a major industry is a clear sign that a watershed has been reached in America. In the past, such talk, the talk of communists and radical socialists, was openly spoken only in the fringe left. Now, it is the Democrat mainstream.
I fear that many Americans, children of the nanny state, might be open to such radicalism if the right salesperson comes along. It would be tragic if American democracy died over someone promising a cheaper tank of gas.
--Submitted by B. Bryant