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The new nationalism and socialism

Much can be said on this (unfortunate) perfect political storm having to do with the Dubai ports deal, and

Jonah Goldberg moves a long way toward saying the right things. Call it economic nationalism, economic patriotism, populist anger, it doesn’t matter, it is a combination of nationalism and socialism; the wrong right and the left coming together. It is most certainly not patriotism rightly understood. Goldberg is very clear on this. Read it and weep and then do something. Support freedom, be truly patriotic.

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So, Peter, does this make you a Libertarian "free trader?"

To Dain: I have always been a free trader.

I have a lot to say about this, but

your software has erased every post

longer than a single line

Now is the time for all good men to come to the aid of their country.

Now is the time for all good men to come to the aid of their country.

Now is the time for all good men to come to the aid of their country.

Dammit, another long post swallowed by this thing! Since nonsense survives (see above), I’m suspecting censorship here.

The Founders were protectionist.

Abe Lincoln and most of his fellow 19th Presidents were protectionists.

Ronald Reagan used tariffs to save Harley-Davidson in the mimd-1980s. He also forced the Japanese to build plants in THIS country.

OK, now that I realize the filter you have placed on my content, let’s see if I can avoid it.

The point I’ve been trying to make is that the Constitution grants Congress the responsibility to regulate international trade. The GOP was pro-tariff for most of its history, including a certain great President who was killed in office. And another great President in our lifetime understood the need to protect our markets. Evidently someone a NLT is afraid of the truth.

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