To Drill or Not to Drill

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To Drill or Not to Drill?
HUM/114 - CRITICAL THINKING AND CREATIVE PROBLEM SOLVING

To Drill or Not to Drill?
Gas prices are still hovering around the $4 per gallon mark, and us as Americans are aching badly. There are a lot of people who believe Americans are to blame entirely for this energy issue. The truth is these people are the same ones who helped create this energy crisis. I believe America is the culprit as well as the victim. America should exhaust all other resources before looking to tamper with another countries property. Although my opinion may be biased because of my stance on all American issues ‘Take care of home first, then worry about the world.’ I believe that if we as American once again adapted this attitude, our current debt situation as a country would be immeasurably different. The perceptual blocks and habits that hinder my thinking when looking at the opposing view and defending my own view is that I do not consider the viewpoint of the countries throwing suggestion at America. This cripples me and creates a wall; thus disabling me to view the opposing countries feeble as well as robust opinions. This is what we call in my family as having a one-track mind. This is the ability to stay one-sided durning any conversation or situation and never bending. This deters argumentation, because during a wholesome dispute one is capable to recognize the contrasting case for the situations value, while simultaneously dismantling it. To overcome those perceptual blocks and habits that are hindering my thinking would be to simply take in to consideration the issues that America is going through and consider the best thing to do in this particular situation.

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Anonymous. (22 June 2008). Drill Deeper; Could this be the long-awaited start of a real debate on energy security in the United States? The Washington Post, b.6. Retrieved from http://search.proquest.com.ezproxy.apollolibrary.com/docview/410186287 Collins, G. (Aug 7, 2008)....
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