I mention this today due to a story which my wife recently pointed out to me regarding changes proposed to her federal Thrift Savings Plan retirement program and it really curled what is left of my hair. It was written by a patriotic band of former American military leaders and it struck home hard. It basically said that the custodians of the retirement plan were planning on replacing one of their standard offerings by putting in a new index of funds tied to high tech industry including those of military production and development companies. And guess what? Included were Chinese companies, Chinese companies that provide the Chinese military with weapons systems used in war. As I looked into it I found that the managers were supporting the plan to move forward and I realized that not only in the case of my wife, a civilian federal employee, but our soldiers, seamen, and airmen in the United States armed forces would have their retirement dollars invested in the source of their biggest concern for the future, the Chinese Army. We would be funding the very organizations that would in wartime by trying to kill our brave fighting forces which they would be helping to fund. Madness, indeed, runs wild in all aspects of our lives, including our savings.
I learned of this about a week ago, called my elected leaders and signed a petition to the President and just this morning, I read where the President was having an executive order drawn up which would preclude such investments going forward. And while I thank him for his quick action, I hope he will extend it to other endeavors as well, such as planned purchases by Chinese business interests of American farms, oil fields and other such critical resources in our time of some weakness. Sadly, there are some in this country who say, who cares as long as I get what I want. To that I would respond, be careful what you wish for , you may just get it and a whole lot more. We need to be much smarter about this, my friends, and it's why I bring it to our attention. A strong America is a surviving America. Let's use our common sense and keep her alive with Old Glory flying high under the guidance of Almighty God. That's what America needs.