Wednesday, April 29, 2020

"We Cannot Outsource Our Independence"

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Last week President Trump said during Monday's press briefing, "We cannot outsource our independence."

Founding Father John Adams said: "You will never know how much it has cost my generation to preserve 'Your' freedom. I hope you will make a good use of it."

Why have we been outsourcing our independence?

The answer lies in what we really believe.

And it's helpful to know who of our elected leaders are leading the globalism parade.

Be informed.

Newsweek quoted the President's comments at his daily press briefing last week: "This pandemic has reaffirmed the importance of keeping vital supply chains at home."

He continued:
"We cannot outsource our independence, we cannot be reliant on foreign nations. I've been saying this for a long time. If we've learned one thing, it's let's do it here, let's build it here, let's make it here."

This, of course, flies in the face of the globalist who believes "the global village" is a better idea than a republic--- 50 United States of America.

And therein is the problem.

Brian Miller, a Second Amendment advocate, has written: "Nothing clarifies a man's thoughts like staking his life on them."

He said,
"When what you believe threatens to deliver death and danger to your door, you think again---hard---about those beliefs. This is the moment of truth, when causal opinions dissolve and only convictions backed with soul-searching can stand. It's what made the American Founders special, and what made their thoughts more valuable than the pontifications of subsequent experts and elites: They were forced to risk their lives on their ideas, and the dross was burned away."

Trump says.  "Somebody years ago got this crazy idea..." to outsource some of our most important products.

How much control does China actually have on our independence?

Unfortunately, a lot.

Pharmaceuticals are of great concern. The Newsweek story said they didn't know how much of our medicine actually comes from China, noting that our FDA doesn't have "enough data to estimate US dependency on China's pharmaceuticals."

But Fox News is reporting
"Though the United States is a global leader in research, much of the manufacturing of life-saving drugs has moved overseas. The last American manufacturing plant to make a key component in penicillin shuttered in 2004. Since then, Chinese pharmaceuticals companies have moved in and taken over, supplying between 80 and 90% of US antibiotics, 70% of acetaminophen and 40% of heparin."

Sen. Marco Rubio says, "America is dangerously reliant on China for the production of critical goods, including parts for technologies needed to fight COVID-19."

Now China has threatened to cut off the United States.

China's Communist Party is ratcheting up threats against the West, with a particularly nasty warning about access to life-saving drugs aimed at the United States.

The disturbing threats made during a global pandemic as well as the concerning consequences if the threat becomes real, highlight just how tight China's grip is on the global supply chain.

Our FDA is already warning of probable drug shortages in the coming weeks.

Founding Father Samuel Adams said, "Depend upon it Sir, when a man knows he is to be hanged in a fortnight, it concentrates his mind wonderfully."

The minds of this administration are "concentrated, wonderfully."

Peter Navarro, Director of the Office of Trade and Manufacturing Policy, says:
"We've got to do three things:" 
  1. Buy American as often as possible. 
  2. We are going to deregulate so we can get things done faster. 
  3. Most importantly, we are going to innovate to keep prices down.

Unfortunately, not all elected "public servants" are on board with these action items.

Overtime our dependence has become greater than the national benefit. But some of our elected "public servants" became the beneficiaries of what has become corruption.

One example.

Sen Diane Feinstein.

Much of our dependence on China has come about through the interests of Senator Diane Feinstein.

On a visit to Shanghai in 2006, Feinstein told James Areddy with the Wall Street Journal, "I've been coming to China for 31 years, so I'm not a newcomer."

That would put her first visit in 1975, one year before the death of Mao Zedong. Feinstein was, at the time, a San Francisco supervisor, and as mayor, she created a sister-city relationship with Shanghai.

Lots of cities have "sister city" arrangements with Asia. That's true. But there's more.

Feinstein has consistently come to the aid of China with public, positive PR. She has repeatedly told Americans the Tiananmen Square massacre was a public relations problem for China, not a human rights issue.

The Senator, although she refused to support the democracy protesters in Hong Kong, was the first to publicly claim that calling the coronavirus "Wuhan" or "Chinese" virus is "racist."

Ben Weingarten noted in The Federalist back in 2018 that Sen. Feinstein's ties to China are "way deeper" than any Chinese spy in her office. You may recall, at that time the public found out that Sen. Feinstein had a Chinese spy working in her office.

This was only brought to public attention following a tweet by President Trump.

Trump, like all presidents, has access to all US intelligence. That's one of the reasons he is feared and hated by the Left---he isn't marching lockstep with their status quo.

President Trump is now, while facing off with the invisible enemy called "Chinese virus", starting to face off with the virus's namesake---despite opposition from Democrats and their media allies. As they parrot Chinese propaganda, the President has already started the decoupling process.

Thomas Jefferson said, "The price of freedom is eternal vigilance."

Pray for the President.

Be Informed. Be Vigilant. Be Discerning. Be Prayerful. Be Hopeful.