It took a secretive and elite Navy SEAL team to finally put an end to Osama bin Laden’s terror-filled time on Earth.
Each of us has mourned 9/11 and lusted for vengeance in our own way since that day (one guy even decided looking like bin Laden would be a good idea). Now that the man behind the attacks is gone, we can shift our focus to other ways of winning the war on terror.
The meaning, relevance and politics behind bin Laden’s death are topics better discussed on other blogs, but one thing nobody can deny is how much U.S. gas money goes to the region where bin Laden the person became bin Laden the mass murderer.
I think the easiest way for every American to make a contribution in this fight is to simply use less gas.
I’m not talking about going to crazy extremes that don’t make any economic sense. You don’t need to drive a car that uses the same amount of energy as a light bulb, but you could park the pickup and only use it on the two days a year you actually haul something. For your daily commute and jaunts to the grocery store, use a cheap small used car.
Our commentary on why $5 gas would be a good thing suddenly resonates even more. High gas prices are the only way to drive Americans away from foreign fuel and towards oil independence, which will go a long way towards snuffing out terrorism for good.
But in the meantime, show your patriotism and save some cash just by driving an old Accord.
Will you look into buying a cheap used car to save on gas?