To the editor:
It would be nice, if for a day, perhaps two, to show the oil companies we don't appreciate being taken advantage of. Big oil is no doubt lobbying Congress to resist researching alternative fuels, because it would dig deep into their fuel-profit pockets. However, perhaps as a gesture of collective disappointment, we as a city could declare a holiday of sorts, a special nondriving holiday.
Government employees and medical personnel would be obligated to work, of course, but the rest of us would simply not go anywhere. Not to school, not to work. People could stock up for a day or two, buying what they need until they resumed two days later. Hassles? Yeah. But I'm willing to create hassles and get attention.
It would be interesting to see what reaction it generates. Lawrence is the home of the NCAA champions - why not be the home of fuel price changes?