Very Well Put! I have always been for "Fair" Trade, not "Free" Trade. A one-sided deal where our trading partner gains all the advantages while we lose our industries and jobs is neither Free nor Fair. No country can long survive on just a service based nation while selling out our independence for manufactured goods to other countries who don't always have our best interests in mind. There is a saying that being overly dependent on another person is harmful.. how much more so for a country? God help us if we ever face another world war.. I fear we'd lose while waiting for countries to outfit us in everything from clothing to tanks.