Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Post "Peanut's History of N.A.F.T.A."

The news wires are spreading the story that President Donald Trump is about to pull the U.S. out of the North American Free Trade Agreement.

Hey, makes sense to me. Why would Trump adhere to a document that he in all probability cannot grasp?

Here's a piece I posted in April of last year:
A Peanut's History of N.A.F.T.A.

Canada and the United States of America signed the North American Free Trade Agreement which started swinging in 1994.

I remember there was some anxiety on this side of the border by some folk who were not so sure the agreement would be a good thing for this great country. Canadians are naturally conservative about some issues, and it made sense that signing such an affecting and encompassing document should concern some of us; including me.

As things turned out NAFTA was a good thing, for both nations.

President Donald Trump and his magnificent internal reactionary forces are making noises about wanting to pull out of the agreement altogether.

One of my strongest memories on the issue of whether or not Canada should sign the agreement is this one: A certain U.S. politician, I've forgotten who it was, reacted to the apprehension of Canadians with a direct "... you don't get another chance."

It seems that Donald Trump wants another chance....

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