Leaked: ‘The energy crisis is real. It is worldwide. It is a clear and present danger to our nation. These are facts and we simply must face them.’
By Steve Russell / The Rag Blog / December 24, 2008
So it looks like a copy of Barack Obama’s inauguration speech has been leaked.
Here’s an excerpt…
“Energy will be the immediate test of our ability to unite this nation, and it can also be the standard around which we rally. On the battlefield of energy we can win for our nation a new confidence, and we can seize control again of our common destiny. Our excessive dependence on OPEC has already taken a tremendous toll on our economy and our people. It’s a cause of the increased inflation and unemployment that we now face. This intolerable dependence on foreign oil threatens our economic independence and the very security of our nation.
The energy crisis is real. It is worldwide. It is a clear and present danger to our nation. These are facts and we simply must face them.”
Now for the truth…
What you just read is not an excerpt from a leaked version of Obama’s inauguration speech. It’s an excerpt from a speech made by President Jimmy Carter on July 15, 1979.
Shortly afterward, President Reagan ripped the solar panels off the White House roof. Literally and figuratively.