To the editor:

Oil is $124 a barrel today on the world market, down from over $140. That’s because Bush overturned an executive order so we could now drill offshore and lower the prices considerably more. And we can free the USA from the 38 percent of our oil imports of Middle East oil.

So why don’t we get started immediately? The Democrats in our Congress won’t vote in favor, that’s why. How can we change their minds and reduce our costs of gasoline, groceries and everything that moves across our country via truck? Contact your congressional representative – McCaskill, Cleaver, Bond, Skelton – and tell them to relieve us of our financial burdens of high price gasoline. Vote in favor of offshore drilling – now!