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A Proposal For Congress: Anti-Oil Liberals Should Be Denied Right To Purchase, Use Anything Made From Petroleum

It seems to me that those who hate the fossil fuel industry, which are primarily liberals, should not be allowed to benefit whatsoever from anything made with crude oil.  And I’m not just talking about gas for cars or heating fuel.

The Ranken Energy Corporation explains on its website that “A U.S 42-gallon barrel of crude oil yields about 45 gallons of petroleum products in U.S. refineries because of refinery processing gain.”

The site goes on to say:

One 42-gallon barrel of oil creates 19.4 gallons of gasoline. The rest (over half) is used to make things like:

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Solvents Diesel fuel Motor Oil Bearing Grease
Ink Floor Wax Ballpoint Pens Football Cleats
Upholstery Sweaters Boats Insecticides
Bicycle Tires Sports Car Bodies Nail Polish Fishing lures
Dresses Tires Golf Bags Perfumes
Cassettes Dishwasher parts Tool Boxes Shoe Polish
Motorcycle Helmet Caulking Petroleum Jelly Transparent Tape
CD Player Faucet Washers Antiseptics Clothesline
Curtains Food Preservatives Basketballs Soap
Vitamin Capsules Antihistamines Purses Shoes
Dashboards Cortisone Deodorant Shoelace Aglets
Putty Dyes Panty Hose Refrigerant
Percolators Life Jackets Rubbing Alcohol Linings
Skis TV Cabinets Shag Rugs Electrician’s Tape
Tool Racks Car Battery Cases Epoxy Paint
Mops Slacks Insect Repellent Oil Filters
Umbrellas Yarn Fertilizers Hair Coloring
Roofing Toilet Seats Fishing Rods Lipstick
Denture Adhesive Linoleum Ice Cube Trays Synthetic Rubber
Speakers Plastic Wood Electric Blankets Glycerin
Tennis Rackets Rubber Cement Fishing Boots Dice
Nylon Rope Candles Trash Bags House Paint
Water Pipes Hand Lotion Roller Skates Surf Boards
Shampoo Wheels Paint Rollers Shower Curtains
Guitar Strings Luggage Aspirin Safety Glasses
Antifreeze Football Helmets Awnings Eyeglasses
Clothes Toothbrushes Ice Chests Footballs
Combs CD’s & DVD’s Paint Brushes Detergents
Vaporizers Balloons Sun Glasses Tents
Heart Valves Crayons Parachutes Telephones
Enamel Pillows Dishes Cameras
Anesthetics Artificial Turf Artificial limbs Bandages
Dentures Model Cars Folding Doors Hair Curlers
Cold cream Movie film Soft Contact lenses Drinking Cups
Fan Belts Car Enamel Shaving Cream Ammonia
Refrigerators Golf Balls Toothpaste Gasoline

And this is just 144 of more than 6,000 items!

The U.S. Department of Energy also tells us:

Petrochemicals derived from oil and natural gas make the manufacturing of
over 6,000 everyday products and hightech devices possible. Major
petrochemicalsincluding ethylene, propylene, acetylene, benzene, and toluene, as well as natural gas constituents like methane, propane, and ethane—are the feedstock chemicals for the production of many of the items we use and depend on every day.

Modern life relies on the availability of these products that are made in the
United States and across the globe. We zero in on some of these common
household and commercial products below. The list may surprise you!

Here’s the list the DOE provided:

Adhesive
Air mattresses

Ammonia

Antifreeze

Antihistamines

Antiseptics

Artificial limbs

Artificial turf

Asphalt

Aspirin

Awnings

Backpacks

Balloons

Ballpoint pens

Bandages

Beach umbrellas

Boats

Cameras

Candies and gum

Candles

Car battery cases

Car enamel

Cassettes

Caulking

CDs/computer disks

Cell phones

Clothes

Clothesline

Clothing

Coffee makers

Cold cream

Combs

Computer keyboards

Computer monitors

Cortisone

Crayons

Credit cards

Curtains

Dashboards

Denture adhesives

Dentures

Deodorant

Detergent

Dice

Dishwashing liquid

Dog collars

Drinking cups

Dyes

Electric blankets

Electrical tape

Enamel

Epoxy paint

Eyeglasses

Fan belts

Faucet washers

Fertilizers

Fishing boots

Fishing lures

Floor wax

Food preservatives

Footballs

Fuel tanks

Glue

Glycerin

Golf bags

Golf balls

Guitar strings

Hair coloring

Hair curlers

Hand lotion

Hearing aids

Heart valves

House paint

Hula hoops

Ice buckets

Ice chests

Ice cube trays

Ink

Insect repellent

Insecticides

Insulation

iPad/iPhone

Kayaks

Laptops

Life jackets

Light-weight aircraft

Lipstick

Loudspeakers

Lubricants

Luggage

Model cars

Mops

Motorcycle helmets

Movie film

Nail polish

Noise insulation

Nylon rope

Oil filters

Packaging

Paint brushes

Paint roller

Pajamas

Panty hose

Parachutes

Perfumes

Permanent press
Petroleum jelly
Pharmaceuticals
Pillow filling
Plastic toys
Plastics
Plywood adhesive
Propane
Purses
Putty
Refrigerants
Refrigerator linings
Roller skate wheels
Roofing
Rubber cement
Rubbing alcohol
Safety glasses
Shampoo
Shaving cream
Shoe polish
Shoes/sandals
Shower curtains
Skateboards
Skis
Soap dishes
Soft contact lenses
Solar panels
Solvents
Spacesuits
Sports car bodies
Sunglasses
Surf boards
Swimming pools
Synthetic rubber
Telephones

Tennis rackets
Tents
Tires
Tool boxes
Tool racks
Toothbrushes
Toothpaste
Transparent tape
Trash bags
Truck and automobile parts
Tubing
TV cabinets
Umbrellas
Unbreakable dishes
Upholstery
Vaporizers
Vinyl flooring
Vitamin capsules
Water pipes
Wind turbine blades
Yarn

Think about it.  If we stop drilling for oil, these are just SOME of the things that we will no longer be able to manufacture.

So, what do we do?

I have a proposal, and I sincerely hope Republicans in Congress take this up.  I know it’ll never happen, but it would be nice if it did.

My proposal is simple.  Those who oppose producing oil and natural gas should not be allowed to purchase or use anything made by or from petroleum products.  Period.

That’s right — no telephones, no laptops, no new clothing, no toothpaste, deodorant or body soap.  No toilet seats, dishes, ball point pens or ink.  That’s on top of the obvious — no gasoline or any oil lubricant whatsoever.  Nothing made with plastic.

Let them live that way for, say five or ten years.  Something tells me they’ll change their mind about petroleum products after that…

Just thinking outside the box…

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A 10-year veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps, Joe ran for a city council position in Riverside, Calif., in 1991 and managed successful campaigns for the Idaho state legislature. Co-author of "Banned: How Facebook enables militant Islamic jihad," Joe wrote for Examiner.com from 2010 until it closed in 2016 and his work has been published at Newsbusters, Spokane Faith and Values and other sites. He now runs the Conservative Firing Line.

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