The Rev. Sanders misses the point (Column, May 7). It's not about purchasing on any given day of the year, but about total consumption.
if the average driver uses 1,000 gallons of gas a year, he will purchase 1,000 gallons throughout the year. Not buying gas May 15 -- or any other day, for that matter -- will have no long-term effect.
The only way to put a dent in the profits of Middle Eastern oil cartels is to not drive at all for one day. That is lowering consumption.