- Man accused of setting fire to Delta bar; posted photos of it burning on Facebook (9/17/17)5
- McClure man accused of leaving children in hot truck while gambling in casino (9/19/17)1
- Say Cheese: The story behind the famous sandwiches at the East Perry Fair (9/22/17)
- New boutique store advocates for special-needs people (9/19/17)
- Anne Limbaugh dies, leaves legacy of caring (9/22/17)
- Planet Fitness to anchor Town Plaza shopping center (9/18/17)2
- Former major-league slugger Darryl Strawberry to speak at La Croix (9/20/17)
- Mo. conservation agents help fight fires in western U.S. (9/15/17)
- Retailer may come to Jackson; rezoning needed first (9/17/17)2
- Young entrepreneurs add fresh ideas, unique offerings for area market (9/18/17)
Dissolution of a great nation
When I was growing up America was No. 1 in everything. Our manufacturing, spearheaded by General Motors, dominated this country and the world. As Dr. Meek of Econ 101 related to our class, "No one in the world has the capital and capital investment the U.S. has."
Now, some 45 years later, we are a mere shadow of our former selves. No one could have brought us to this sad state except Americans themselves. Our leaders in Washington have sold us out to free trade and globalism, and the American people have embraced the idea that to buy foreign produced goods is avant garde, and to buy American is not cool.
Our government, instead of encouraging Americans to buy American-made products and structuring trade in such a way that would assure our position of dominance as to production and accumulation and retention of capital, is forcing our greatest corporations, our titans of industry, to restructure and downsize, while at the same time encouraging and paving the way for more foreign investments in the United States. Foreign firms and investors now own over $17 trillion of American assets. When America attains Third World status, then we will have a long time to regret what we are doing now.
ALBERT ZIMMER, Patton, Mo.