“How do you tell a communist? Well, it’s someone who reads Marx and Lenin. And how do you tell an anti-Communist? It’s someone who understands Marx and Lenin.”
We can’t help everyone, but everyone can help someone.
I believe that there is a fundamental difference and I think it has been evident with most of the answers Mr. Carter has given tonight. That he seeks the solution to anything as another opportunity for a federal government program. I happen to believe that the federal government has usurped powers and autonomy and authority that belongs back at the state and local level. It has imposed on the individual freedoms of the people. And there are more of these things that could be solved by the people themselves, if they were given a chance.
That we have only leased out and begun to explore 2% of our outer continental shelf for oil. There are vast supplies yet to be found. Our government has in the last year or so, taken out of multiple use, millions of acres of public lands. That’s probably 70% of the potential oil in the United States… is probably hidden in those lands. And no one is allowed even to go in to explore, to found out if it’s there. This is particularly true of the recent efforts to shut down part of Alaska.
As soon as I get home to California I plan lean back, kick up my feet and take a long nap. Well, come to think of it, things won’t be all that different after all.
I’ve been told this is all off the record and that the cameras are all off, is that right? I was told that because I’ve been waiting years to do this! (Taunting gesture with hands and fingers)