One of the concerns facing the United States today is that we no longer manufacture what we need to sustain ourselves. We rely on imports and absurd amounts of debt to sustain our standards of living and consumption. Our leaders have also fallen into the bad habit of selling off our most valuable assets and profitable companies to over-seas interests.
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Our nation loses 14 manufacturing plants per day and has lost over one-third of its manufacturing jobs over the last dozen years. The United States used to be a wealthy country, not one buried in debt. We accumulated abundance through most of the twentieth century, as we were a very productive country whose wealth derived to a great extent from manufacturing. Our companies invented and produced many of the things we needed and much of what the rest of the world needed.
The current system of “free trade” is not working for the United States. “Free trade” means unrestricted, uncontrolled access to our economy—tariff- and duty-free—for goods made in foreign countries for $4-per-hour or less. We cannot compete with these wages so we are forced to choose between going bankrupt, outsourcing nearly all of our manufacturing, or simply selling out.
If the U.S. was attacked in a military war, we would do everything imaginable to defend ourselves, as losing a war could ultimately end in the enslavement of ourselves and future generations. History has shown us what happens to losers in a military conflict – the losers work for the benefit of the conquerors under their new ruler’s conditions.