A fair trade relationship between countries is something to be desired. Each country can take advantage of its relative strengths and both countries grow economically. An unfair trade relationship, however, can be as destructive as the fair one is healthy, and can lead to the decline of a civilization. This latter case is precisely the malaise afflicting America. Just look at our relationship with China as an illustration.
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Our political system is flawed and no longer benefits Americans. It is, to a great degree, directed by lobbyists hired and paid for by special and foreign interests for their benefit — not ours. This results in a plutocracy — a government run by the rich, for the rich.
China is using our ailing economic condition to their benefit. While jobs here in the United States are lost and our trade deficit and national debt rise, China is booming. How? Simple. China’s leaders are actually investing in their country. They’re creating jobs and industry, while our leaders are busy shipping our jobs overseas.
Though the United States spends more on the military than any other nation on Earth, and indeed almost as much as the rest of the world combined, there is a new emerging superpower. China’s armed forces are getting beefed up at a rapid pace, and some are wondering if this will bring it into conflict with the United States in the near future. The question raised is how is a nation whose workers earn a mere $4 per hour becoming a rival to the strongest military in human history?
We no longer control our own country! This is not an idle statement or a joke and few people, even our legislators, are aware of it. We are now controlled by the WTO! It is a biased, undemocratic organization of over 150 nations that limits America’s ability to act in its own best interest.