The country’s in trouble 

Look back to the 1950s and ’60s.

Then, a young man, 18 years old and recently graduated from high school, could easily find a “good” job at a factory (probably a unionized factory), and make “real” money. He could afford to get married, buy a car, buy a house and probably be able to start a family.

This cannot happen in the U.S. today, except under very rare circumstances. Unions have been essentially broken, jobs have gone to China and other third-world countries. All trade pacts have been bad for the American worker — including recent ones with South Korea, Panama and Colombia.

Most people are unaware that South Korea now has a pact with North Korea, which will allow the ungodly poor starving North Koreans to work in South Korea for almost nothing.

These trade pacts are sponsored by 100 percent of the Republicans and close to 50 percent of the Democrats. The politicians of our country have sold out to Wall Street, K Street and certain ultra-rich people like the famous Koch Brothers.

By hook or by crook, the people must take their country back.

—J.A. Gowman Oklahoma City

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