Cut OPEC umbilical cord


The key point of the Keystone XL pipeline debate should be whether the United States or Saudi Arabia will control our economy and national policies.

So long as we are not in control of our energy, we will be manipulated by the OPEC potentates. They decide what Americans will pay at the gas pump and for our heating fuel as we continue to transfer funds from our coffers to theirs. When our economy is on the rise, they can bleed off any benefit we should be enjoying.

While this administration considers the Muslim Brotherhood to be moderate and has highly placed associates in positions of power and influence, the Brotherhood still is the headquarters of Sunni terrorism world-wide and its interests are not ours.

A major step toward reclaiming our values should be to partner with Canada for continental energy independence and to cut the OPEC umbilical cord. The nicety of cleaner energy can be explored once we are in control of our energy, our internal and foreign policies and our wallets.

Len Bennett, Deerfield Beach

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