“Free Trade” is a Disaster! When will we wake up to the realization that some of the agreements we have signed, most specifically our agreement with the World Trade Organization (WTO) and our agreement with Canada and Mexico, the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), are preventing us from doing what is in our best interests? Currently, we are being controlled and directed – told what to do – by other nations, for their benefit and to our detriment. Our current direction in so-called “free trade” is not just hurting us – it is destroying us.
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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.
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.
Unfortunately for us, many of our “free trade” agreements have resulted in closed factories, soaring unemployment, and some communities engulfed in misery.