He was the voice of hope... the inspiration
behind change. But somewhere along the way the
vision of an American utopia became overshadowed
by the bureaucratic Washington agenda. What
happened to our President Barack Obama? We were
certain that he was our man to usher in a new
age of American prosperity and optimism. Well,
it's not too late. Despite sagging poll numbers
and waning approval levels, President Barack
Hussein Obama can and most likely will usher in
the change that he repeatedly promised during
his campaign whirlwind. But if politicians are
truly the voice of the people then the people
must and are in fact duly obligated to provide
direction for our political leaders. Well Mr.
President, listen up.
Americans welcome change. Change has inspired
Americans to accomplish enormous undertakings.
Defeating the British superpower to gain our
independence to galvanizing the engineering
prowess and fortitude to complete the Panama
Canal, Americans historically have never backed
down from a challenge. But what is the antidote
to remedy today's ailing society? Clearly
revitalizing our economy is priority number one.
But many appear to either have no definitive
mission statement or they've become lost in
rhetorical ideas with no substantive objective.
Recent discussions have even included the
legalization of marijuana to generate revenue
and to balance budgets. Really? Have we gotten
to the point that we are willing to resort to
becoming the world's largest drug dealer in
order to make a profit? Are we ready to see
Saturday morning marijuana commercials targeting
our children just to mend our fiscal balance
sheets? I don't think that this was the change
that any of us had in mind. American ingenuity
is far bigger than that. Our ideas, creativity
and capacity far exceed any quick fix.
Energy, Mr. President, is the answer. North
America is blessed to have a continuous jet
stream traveling the mid west corridor from
Houston Texas clear north to the Canadian
border. With wind speeds averaging in excess of
15-20 miles per hour, this is the natural
resource that must be harnessed. But how does
the government implement a plan to stimulate the
harvesting of wind power? Well I'm glad that you
asked. The government can provide subsidies or
low interest loans to land owners willing to
purchase wind turbines to cultivate wind energy.
The cultivated wind energy can then be converted
to electrical energy and sold to the state
electrical grid for cash dollars for the wind
farmer. Well that's a relatively straightforward
way to create jobs and decrease our dependence
on foreign oil. But the real ingenious segment
is yet to come. Once Americans flood the mid
west with an abundant supply of wind turbines,
the surplus electrical energy can then be
utilized to perform electrolysis from sea water.
So again you ask,' What is Electrolysis?'
Electrolysis is the chemical dissection of the
water molecule. Water divided into its basic
components forms hydrogen (H) and a hydroxyl
(OH) group. Everyone has heard by now of the
power of hydrogen. Given its extreme volatility,
it can power cars, heat homes, in short,
hydrogen can power America. Let's not of course
forget the obvious. America can sell its
Hydrogen surplus to industrialized nations for
economic gain. Alas, we can become an energy
supplier as opposed to a sole energy consumer.
We may then assume our rightful position as the
world's economic leader.
Electrolysis also affords another potential
gain. The hydroxyl (OH) group created by the
electrolysis process can also combine with
Carbon Dioxide in our atmosphere and help to
reverse the green house effect of global
warming. Yes, in other words Mr. President, this
plan also helps save the planet. Saving the
planet is 'change' that we all may agree to
So, we the people do believe that you are the
one to initiate the change that we all so
desperately need. Your intellect, charisma,
will, and sincere desire to do what is right for
our nation will hopefully navigate your upcoming
decisions. But mobilizing the might of America
is by far the greatest of all arsenals. A United
America has always conquered adversity. It
always has and always will. Good luck Mr.
President and may God be with you.
Robert E. Rainer, MD, is a graduate of the
University of Maryland School of Medicine. He
completed his residency training in obstetrics
and gynecology in 1995 and shortly afterward
established his medical practice (see:
www.brooklyngynplace.com ). Dr. Rainer's
practice flourished and is now a leading OB/GYN
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