Keystone XL

Ferguson statement on Obama’s acceptance speech and the August BLS report

Posted on September 7, 2012 by Donald Ferguson

The last 12 hours have perfectly crystallized the failure of Obama’s decision to gamble taxpayer money on bailouts for the wind and solar corporate executive who are funding his campaign.

Speaking last night on the first anniversary of the Solyndra bankruptcy, Obama offered more of the same failed policies, demanding more taxpayer cash to bail out the failing wind and solar companies that are pumping their taxpayer-provided profits into his campaign.

Obama praised the decline in foreign oil imports since he was inaugurated, but failed to point out it was only because the Obama recession has eviscerated demand for energy.  Under Obama’s oppressive regulatory regime, hydrocarbon development on federal lands has plunged.  While development on private lands is growing thanks to the clean, safe, 60-year-old technology of hydraulic fracturing, Obama has vowed to target “fracking” for eradication if re-elected, killing what little economic growth we have seen under his presidency.

Obama also failed to voice support for the Keystone jobs pipeline, a project supported by the vast majority of Americans.  American Tradition Partnership delivered 150,000 signatures to Obama’s State Department last month in support of the project, but Obama has chosen a path that kills American jobs and benefits Communist China.

And this morning we receive news that for the 43rd straight month of Obama’s 43-month presidency, our United States have failed to create enough jobs to restore American prosperity.  This is a direct result of Obama’s virulent demonization of capitalism and his reckless EPA’s use of regulatory declarations to lash out at and attack American employers.  Job creators will not invest in a nation where the head of state attacks employment activity and uses his unilateral power to invent law on his own to enact needless and punitive regulations intended to fulfill a radical leftist agenda.

American Tradition Partnership has a better idea and a better plan.

Remove taxpayer bailout for failing wind and solar corporations and have them compete on the same terms as traditional, proven energy sources.

Allow Americans, and job creators, access to affordable, reliable energy by repealing Expensive Energy Mandates requiring utilities to purchase more expensive, but politically-connected, wind and solar experimental energy.

Allow the development of hydrocarbon and other resources on federal lands, and stop the anti-science, anti-progress attacks on safe, clean hydraulic fracturing that had states like North Dakota and Texas creating jobs while other states plunge into recession.

And, working with Senator Rand Paul, pass the REINS Act, which requires any major federal regulation costing more than $100 million to be approved by Congress before it may be enacted — stopping the dangerous practice of radical politicians and unaccountable bureaucrats using the power of regulatory fiat to enact laws that could not pass in an elected, democratic body because they are too dangerous and destructive to our nation.  Laws should be made by elected lawmakers, not political activists with a government employee badge.

Barack Obama’s radical leftist assault on our energy economy has left behind a damaged and broken nation.   America cannot create jobs and families struggle to pay the utility bills while Obama’s cronies in corporations like Solyndra pocket billions of taxpayer dollars.

Economic peace and prosperity will not come until we end Obama’s war on the United States must end and we stop Gang Green’s hostile occupation of our lawmaking bodies.  American Tradition Partnership is leading that fight, and we will win.

Hillary’s jaw dropped

Posted on August 9, 2012 by Donald Ferguson

American Tradition Partnership

August 9, 2012

Dear patriot,

  Imagine the looks on the faces of State Department workers when ATP delivered 150,000 public comments — all in favor of the Keystone XL Pipeline — last week!

Thank you so much for signing your petition.  Your action is really making a difference!

In fact, just recently, the Obama Administration allowed the southern portion of the pipeline to go through with construction.

But this is only one small step — and allowing construction of a portion of the pipeline makes it that much more crucial that Barack Obama allows the entire pipeline to move forward.

That’s why I’m counting on the generous support of folks like you to help ATP continue to fight the Keystone Pipeline battle and the many others we face against the radical environmentalists.

ATP is the ONLY national grassroots organization designed to mobilize Americans from all over the country to fight back against the radical environmentalists’ schemes.

You see, the radical environmentalists and their Big Government pals are not only targeting oil production and pushing gas prices sky-high.

They’re doing everything they can to shut down coal-fired energy plants and regulating everything from what type of water heater you have in your home to what kind of light bulbs we use!

So today, our work has never been more important.

ATP’s mobilization of the American people on these critical issues could be the difference between lower energy prices and a free and prosperous future for Americans — or even higher energy prices, a stagnant economy and less freedom.

But our success at defeating the radical environmentalists depends on the generosity of concerned folks like you.

That’s why I hope you’ll agree to make a generous contribution of $250, $150, $100, $50 to help ATP in our battle against the radical environmentalists.

Even if you can only chip in $20, $15 or $10 bucks — it’ll be a tremendous help in this fight.

In the coming days, I’ll be sending you some information about some of these important battles you and I are facing against the radical environmentalists.

Of course, you and I are knee-deep in the midst of one of the most crucial election years in our nation’s history, so its critical folks like you and me stand up and fight back against the radical environmentalists.

Our future — and our economy — could very well depend on it.


Donny Ferguson
Executive Director

P.S.    Thank you for signing your petition to the State Department demanding they allow construction of the critical Keystone XL Pipeline.

You petition — along with 150,000 others — sent a loud-and-clear message that the American people are tired of the radical environmentalists keeping our economy under lock and key and telling you and I how to live.

Of course, this fight is far from over — so I’m going to continue to ask for your help and support in the future.

That’s why I hope you’ll agree to make a generous contribution of $250, $150, $100, $50 to help ATP fight these important battles.

ATP delivers 150,000 Keystone pipeline citizen petitions to the State Department

Posted on August 1, 2012 by Donald Ferguson

Washington, D.C. – With the go-ahead just given for construction of the southern portion of the Keystone XL oil pipeline – which would stretch from Canada to the Louisiana Coast if the entire project is ultimately approved – one national grassroots organization isn’t taking anything for granted.

As the public comment phase of approval ended yesterday – where the U.S. State Department gathers comments from the general public for or against a project – American Tradition Partnership (ATP), a national grassroots organization dedicated to fighting radical environmentalists, delivered over 150,000 public comments generated from Americans all over the country.

“This is an astounding number of public comments and proves what the polls are saying are true,” said Donny Ferguson, ATP’s Executive Director.

“Americans are sick and tired of the Obama administration’s kowtowing to radical environmentalists, and – whether it’s oil, natural gas or coal – they want to see America’s energy future secured.”

A Pew Research Poll from February showed nearly two-thirds of Americans who had heard about the Keystone XL Pipeline project supported its completion.

Proponents of the Keystone XL Pipeline – including ATP – argue construction of the pipeline would create tens of thousands of new jobs and ultimately lower fuel prices as the pipeline would make it easier to bring new oil to the global market.

“American Tradition Partnership is the one group out there that is taking the radical environmentalists head-on at the grassroots level.,” continued Mr. Ferguson.

“Those 150,000 public comments should send a message both to President Obama and members of Congress.  Americans don’t want to see our economy locked up under the radical environmentalists lock and key, and they’re prepared to take action.

“November is rapidly approaching.  Politicians who ignore voters’ wishes will pay a severe price.”


Stop Obama’s Gas Price Hike!

Posted on July 26, 2012 by Donald Ferguson

July 24, 2012

Dear Donny,

Won’t you please take a quick moment and read the enclosed letter from my good friends at American Tradition?

I sure hope you will.

American Tradition stands alone as the only organization in the country dedicated solely to fighting and defeating the radical environmentalists at their own game.

They’re tough. They’re principled. And they know how to win.

So please take a moment to read this letter and, hopefully, lend American Tradition your support.


The Hon. Paul Broun
U.S. Congressman (R-GA)

Dear Donny,

Last year — during an absolutely critical period in the fight — tens of thousands of Americans like you and me sent a special letter to the State Department urging them to approve the Keystone XL Pipeline.

Now, construction of the pipeline — which would lower gas prices and create tens of thousands of new jobs — is set to enter a crucial approval phase yet again.

If the radical environmentalists defeat this project, it’s virtually assured the price at the pump will soar.

So I’m counting on you to join me and sign your petition DEMANDING the U.S. State Department approve the critical Keystone XL Pipeline Project.

Last year — even with gas prices at a whopping $4.00 per gallon — President Obama OUTRAGED the overwhelming majority of the American people by stopping the Keystone XL Pipeline.

It wasn’t because the pipeline isn’t “environmentally-friendly.”

The Keystone XL Pipeline has passed every step of the incredibly strict and expensive approval process with flying colors!

The real reason President Obama killed Keystone XL?

While more abundant and cheaper gasoline means great news for the U.S. economy, it’s bad news for President Obama’s “green” investor pals like Al Gore and George Soros.

There would simply be no way their experimental (and EXPENSIVE!) energy projects would be able to compete if government bureaucracy got out of the way and finally allowed gas prices to sink.

So instead of working to make things easier for hardworking families struggling to make ends meet, radical environmentalists are doing everything they can to keep energy prices sky-high and our economy in the doldrums.

Not only that, but by standing in the way of virtually all domestic energy exploration, the radical environmentalists are keeping our country dependent on foreign oil — often from countries who hate the U.S. and everything we stand for.

This is nothing more than crony capitalism at its absolute worst.

That’s why your signed petition is so critical.

The good news is, it’s an election year.

Polls show Americans are FED UP with the radical environmentalists’ chaining of our fragile economy under regulatory lock and key.

So will President Obama KILL Keystone XL once again and risk his re-election?

It’s up to you and me to find out.

That’s why I hope you’ll sign the petition DEMANDING the U.S. State Department approve the critical Keystone XL Pipeline Project.

By signing your petition, you’ll be sending a loud-and-clear message to Barack Obama and his cronies at the State Department.

The good news is, during such a hotly-contested election year, politicians and government officials are being forced to pay much more attention to public opinion.

So folks like you and me have a REAL opportunity to make a difference.

Right now, the State Department is gathering comments from U.S. citizens, which they will take into account before deciding whether or not to approve the Keystone XL Pipeline.

But radical environmentalist activists from all over the country have set a goal of generating ONE MILLION comments to KILL the Keystone XL Pipeline!

They know if the Keystone XL Pipeline is halted again — even after complying with all of the federal government’s requirements — it could send oil markets into a frenzy, rapidly driving up fuel prices.

So it’s up to you and me to beat the radical environmentalists at their own game.

That’s why your signed petition is so crucial.

Each petition I can gather will be hand-delivered to the State Department.

And each petition will send a LOUD-AND-CLEAR message to Barack Obama that there will be a price to pay for kowtowing to Gang Green’s demands.

So can I count on you to sign?

And if you could make a generous contribution of $500, $250, $100, $50, $35 — or whatever you can afford — I’d really appreciate it.

But most importantly please sign your petition IMMEDIATELY!


Donald Ferguson
Executive Director

P.S. Despite the fact that the vast majority of Americans support construction of the Keystone XL Pipeline, Barack Obama’s Gang Green pals are blocking construction — standing in the way of new jobs and domestic energy.

That’s why I’m counting on you to send a loud-and-clear message to Barack Obama that there will be a political price to pay for blocking construction of the Keystone XL Pipeline.

So I’m counting on you to sign your petition DEMANDING the U.S. State Department approve the critical Keystone XL Pipeline Project.

And if you could make a generous contribution of $500, $250, $100, $50, $35 — or whatever you can afford — I’d really appreciate it.

Senate Democrats continue assault against Keystone jobs

Posted on April 25, 2012 by Donald Ferguson

Senate Democrats have vowed to obstruct efforts to put approval of the Keystone jobs pipeline in legislation to be voted upon this week.

“Keystone is a program that we’re not going, that I am not going to help in any way I can,” Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, a Nevada Democrat, told reporters.

“The president feels that way,” Reid emphasized.

Upping the ante in Democrats’ efforts to kill the pipeline, seven of the eight slots given to Democrats on a conference committee to has out legislation went to Democrats who voted to kill the jobs pipeline.

The other, Montana Democrat Max Baucus, promised in writing he would not support Keystone as a member of the committee.

Democrats’ efforts to kill the pipeline come as rising unemployment and gas prices are putting millions of American families beyond their financial breaking point.

Another ATP victory as House panel approves Keystone bill

Posted on February 8, 2012 by Donald Ferguson

A huge thank you to all the ATP supporters who bombarded Congress with their phone calls and e-mails as part of ATP’s project.

“The House Energy and Commerce Committee on Tuesday approved legislation that would reverse President Obama’s rejection of the Keystone XL oil sands pipeline,” The Hill reports.

“Rep. Lee Terry’s (R-Neb.) bill — which passed the powerful committee in a 33-20 vote — is likely heading for the House floor next week as part of wider transportation and energy legislation.

“It would instruct the independent Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to issue a permit for TransCanada Corp.’s proposed pipeline within 30 days, taking the issue out of the State Department’s hands.”

Senate Republicans have their own bill to overcome Obama’s job-killing radicalism.

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