Here is an article on MSN.com giving reasons why we should all love paying $5.00 for a gallon of gas. None of the stated reasons are remotely good enough to justify paying that much for gas. Fewer deaths on the road? I am not sure how believable that is. Shorter security lines at the airport? Who cares? No more wars? More exercise? If you really think higher gas prices will end wars then you are very naive. And if you think high gas prices are going to spark Americans to get healthier and walk everywhere you must not know that many Americans. The only thing high gas prices will do is force Americans to buy more fuel-efficient vehicles. The Saudi king wants gas prices to go down because he fears that the higher they stay, the quicker Americans will develop alternative energy sources. Even if gas prices do drop, we should still rush to develop alternative energy sources because that will help free us from having to depend on other nations for oil. We get our oil from countries such as Saudi Arabia, Venezuela, and Iraq. Granted these are not the only countries that we do business with, but these countries are not exactly our allies. The various political protests going on in Middle Eastern countries causes gas prices to go up. It is not smart for America to depend on nations who do not have stable governments for something that we need every single day.