Original post made by concerned citizen, Vintage Hills Elementary School, on Oct 21, 2011
I find it hard to believe that the United States of America still has diplomatic relations and open trade with a country as amoral and shockingly brutal as the People's Republic of China. It is a communist nation that shows little regard for human life and treats its own citizen without respect or decency. It is time for the United States to isolate China and lead an international effort to force a change in government in that country. It will cause some economic pain for us and others in the world, but it is the only moral thing to do.
We will need a phased approach to allow manufacturing and services to be moved to locations having acceptable systems of government, and it will take some time. We will need to explain to the world why it is in their interest and in the interest of the oppressed Chinese people that we put these measures into effect. We are ourselves complicit in this horrible crime if our own greed compels us to continue to buy goods from this country. To we turn a blind eye toward murder so that we can save 5 dollars on a cell phone? The Chinese government has shown no signs that it will stop end its oppression of its own people. No amount of free trade will do that.
We need to petition our government representatives to get this effort started. I'll be saying more, but I want to invite people to comment.