Monday, July 18, 2005

US, India Seek Closer Relations

Our interests would seem to be so aligned with those of India in so many ways, it seems incredible to me that there would be any significant barriers to the U.S. and India being among the closest of nations. Both the U.S. and India have ongoing problems with terrorism, and specifically in connection with Pakistan, which problems are all the more visible in the wake of the London bombings. India also has a billion people, a huge mass of smart, educated, industrious people, millions of which speak English more fluently than most Americans. In other words, India is a perfect trading partner for the U.S. Unfortunately, the U.S. has now allowed itself to become heavily dependent on China for its manufacturing capacity. Think about that: America, the supposed "Champion of Democracy"(TM) now relies on a COMMUNIST DICTATORSHIP for a huge bulk of its manufacturing capacity. It used to be lamps and trinkets. Now it's lamps and trinkets and steel and plywood and engines and power tools, etc., etc. Think about this: when was the last time you picked up a product and the label said "Made in the USA" and you weren't just a little bit surprised to see it? When was the last time you picked up a product and it DIDN'T say "Made in China" and you were a little surprised? Think about that. As near as I can tell, everything comes from China.

Now, don't get me wrong, folks. I'm a huge free-trader, and open markets are a womderful thing, but when you think about the fact that the country we now rely on for a huge bulk of our manufacturing has just recently threatened to attack us with NUCLEAR WEAPONS, that should give you some reason to pause and think. And what you should think about is how much better it might be to have the WORLD'S LARGEST DEMOCRACY(TM) as our manufacturer of choice instead of the world's largest COMMUNIST DICTATORSHIP.


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