The National Energy Policy Development Group was created by Executive Order on January 29, 2001 and chaired by Dick Cheney. In May, 2001 the task force lead by the Vice President produced a national energy policy which in a note to the POTUS (GWB) was, "designed to help bring together business, government, local communities and citizens to promote dependable, affordable and environmentally sound energy for the future". The composition of the task force, according to the report was confined to government officials. Now, for the conspiracy: On January 17, 2004 VP Cheney and Justice Antonin Saclia spent part of the week duck hunting at a private camp in Louisiana just three weeks after the court agreed to take up the VP's appeal in lawsuits over his handling of the administrations energy task force. Justice Clarence Thomas appeared at a political retreat in 2008 at Palm Springs hosted by the Kock brothers. The Federalist Society of which Chief Justice Roberts and Justice Alito have been identified with reimbursed Justice Thomas for transportation, meals and accommodations for the weekend retreat. In 2010 the USSC passed Citizens United v. FEC in a 5 to 4 decision. In Ohio this week, millions of dollars whose origin is unknown are funding the Yes on 2 campaign with money provided by Americans for Prosperity (Kock Brothers), Freedom Works (Dick Armey) and another 501(c)(4) run by one of Dick Cheney's daughters. The conclusion I draw from these few facts, which the curious will no doubt check and the willfully ignorant partisans will ignore or attack, is that the wealthy and powerful have declared war on the working men and women of our country.