Gerald Ford Saw the Dangers of Dependency on Foreign Oil

While President Ford will forever be associated with the pardon of President Nixon, I have always believed he should have received a Profiles in Courage award for signing the law back in 1975 that dramatically increased the fuel economy standards of America’s automobiles. Despite his deep Michigan roots, he was willing to take this bold step for the country because he understood the danger of our increasing dependence on foreign oil. Our thoughts and prayers are with his entire family.