Public Referendum for the Repeal of the Petroleum Piston Engine
WE THE SPIRITUALLY UNITED PEOPLE OF EARTH, in order to avert and arrest the continued destruction of the planet, its peoples and animals, call for a referendum on the continued use of petroleum powered engines.
Because of the environmental disasters we have created it has become obvious that a change from the world-wide use of toxic petroleum to an environmentally harmonious fuel, like methanol alcohol, is needed. Furthermore, its use has led to the corruption of our national defense system, being vitally dependent on petroleum products in order to function, and thus placing the security of our nation at the mercy of an industry which is not controlled by the national defense system itself.
In that this relationship compromises normal human defense instincts, which would be to insure every key ingredient of our national defense is in the hands of our national defense itself, and it being recognized that every time our country engages in any peacekeeping or defense military operation, virtually every piece of military equipment employed will require petroleum in order to operate we call for an immediate end to the existence of corporations that produce and sell petroleum.
In that the United States Military is primarily made up of ships, jet fighters, jet bombers, helicopters, fuelers, tanks and trucks that all use petroleum it is a fact that the oil industry benefits in terms of increased sales every time our military is called into action. This is anything but an incentive for the oil industry to stay out of international politics thus to not foment wars for profit. It is made worse by the fact they are able to supply both sides of the enemy.
The use of war for profit cannot be tolerated. In that the oil industry influences our politicians, and that many of them own stock in oil companies themselves, and that many have been elected with the contributions provided by oil companies, it is imperative that the oil industry be dissolved and shut down. Whereas, if the oil industry cannot be shut down, then the only possible solution is a total dissolution of the existing Congressional members, as they have demonstrated that they are beholden only to oil industry practices and standards.
We call for an end to the use of petroleum accept in instances where it has been produced by the United States Military and the price controlled by the Department of Health, Education and Welfare. We call for an immediate end to the existence of corporations that control transportation commodities such as fuel that dramatically impact our country’s economy and the people’s welfare. In so structuring our transportation in this manner, we seek to end the practice of wars being fought in the name of profit for oil sales.
In addition, the following points about our existing transportation system and vehicles need to be addressed:
1). After over 100 years of manufacture, the current standard transportation vehicle should be less complicated not more complicated.
2). Every car design should be standardized such that every mechanic and car owner can and will have the best repair and maintenance knowledge for virtually every mechanical problem.
3). All spare parts should be universally available thus eliminating ordering and freight charges.
4). Vehicle mechanics should be equipped with knowledge for diagnosing, repairing and extending the life of all transportation vehicles.
5). There should only be one set of standardized tools required to conduct repairs.
6). Electrical parts such as light bulbs, sensors, fuses, gauges, spark plugs, etc. should be universal and made to the highest quality standards.
7). Car bodies should last for a minimum of five decades of use. Quality new and rebuilt motors, and major parts, should be available at a reasonable price.
8). The purchase of a new car every five to ten years should not be necessary.
Furthermore, we call for an end to these environmentally irresponsible methods of transporting the citizens of the United States and call for the implementation of the actions necessary to accomplish the following goals in the least amount of time:
1). The provision and maintenance of a healthier environment for our children that is free of highway-related toxins which are known to degrade and reduce our lifespans.
2). A reduction of media, government and corporate influencing of citizens through the vigorous promotion of petroleum products, when numerous and superior forms of energy, fuel sources and engine designs are available,
3). The promotion of a safer and up-to-date method of transportation for our citizens (such as electro-motive non-polluting power sources which do not waste fuel while at a stop),
4). The acquisition of freedom from health risks due to lengthy commutes to and from work during which time we breathe harmful exhaust vapors,
5). A reduction of the necessary family wage earnings going toward the purchase and maintenance of costly vehicles that are nearly impossible to repair or when involved in a collision, and, are so cheaply made fail to provide protection for the human body at any speed over 40 mph,
6). Relief from routine exorbitant fuel costs to motor fuel suppliers who have done nothing to extend vehicle range on one full tank of fuel for the past 50 years, and
7). Reduction of all transportation-related costs, such as high rates of depreciation, costly insurance, excessive taxes and short vehicle lifespan (requiring vehicle replacement after just a few years of operation).
Citizens for the Repeal of the Petroleum Piston Engine are peacemakers, not advocates for rapid or traumatic change. We do not wish to put any working person out of a job nor bring economic hardship to any family. We are spiritual thinking citizens who want our sons and daughters to be born into a less hectic and financially draining system of getting from home to school and work.
It has become painfully obvious that a change from toxic petroleum is not only needed but way over-do. And this is not just because of the environmental disaster we have created.
As of today we steadfastly refuse to buy into the petroleum powered system any longer. We call for a ten year elimination of petroleum piston powered automobiles and trucks. Furthermore, we are in support of the methods and proposals outlined in this paper to get this accomplished as quickly as possible and with as few economic hurdles as possible.
Certified as having been created in good faith and for the positive future of planet Earth,