According to Charlie Christiansen, the Republicans have lied about energy (Readers' Forum, Aug. 23). Perhaps they have lied some. However, they at least have proposed a bill to put before Congress to allow more drilling, which would affect our dependence on oil from the Middle East.

One thing I do know: The economy and gas prices have become much worse since the Democrats won their majority in Congress in 2006. Somehow that does not speak well for their wisdom in solving our problems.

Russell Bender