Most of my career has been in
manufacturing. I believe companies should be free purchase what they need to
operate and would fight to keep government from interfering unless we were at
war. I resent the US State Department
for trading away our rights to foreign governments in exchange for some Left
Wing ideological mandate they want to impose.
Customers and vendors have operated for centuries and don’t need
government to help.
Governments should be free to serve the
will of their own people. The fact that most governments have some level of
corruption led us to issue corporate policies banning bribery. I saw these
everywhere in the 1960s as we set up manufacturing plants in other countries. I
don’t mind companies establishing policies dealing with employee behavior, but
I did recognize that US companies were vulnerable to caving in to foreign
US corporations had avoided putting plants
and offices in unstable countries and security measures to avoid kidnapping
were adopted. These were corrupt,
violent countries and US companies were cautious about establishing operations
because they had seen that companies had been seized by governments that became
communist after a coup or civil war.
Foreign countries began to require
companies to put manufacturing plants and offices in their countries if they
wanted to sell their goods and services to the citizens of these countries.