Just as the shuttle disaster proves we should not be flying into outer space. Just as the Valdez oil spill proves that we should not be hauling oil in tankers (at least not with drunken captains at the helm). Just as Three Mile Island and Chernobyl prove that we should not use nuclear reactors for energy. Just as 9/11 proved that we should not build sky scrapers that are too high (or buildings that have 5 sides and are called “The Pentagon). Just as every plane crash proves that “if God had meant man to fly, he would have given him wings.” Just as Hurricane Katrina proved that people should not live near the Gulf Coast. Just as the Los Angeles quake proves that we should not build roads and bridges and buildings in California. Just as O.J. Simpson proves that we should ban knives. Just as Barney Frank proves that queer legislators should not be elected. (Whoops, sorry for that gratuitous slam at logical, reasonable homosexuals everywhere.)
The left is using the great oil slick of 2010 in order to vilify those of us reasonable persons everywhere who support offshore drilling. I am sorry that the oil slick is there. I want heads to roll and corporations responsible to pay out the nose, and greater safety precautions to be taken, and the Obama Administration to get off their collective asses and start cleaning this up.
But the fact that there was a huge catastrophe is not a good reason to stop drilling. The fact that so many millions of gallons of oil are spilling tells me one thing: There’s a whole lot of oil down there for the taking, which will save us gazillions of dollars that we don’t need to send to rag-heads to pump our oil for us.