Trump: Don’t Back Off Slaying Destructive ‘Free’ Trade
“Tell them (the South Carolinians who wanted to nullify the Tariff Act of 1832) that I will hang the first man of them I can get my hands on to the first tree I can find.” —President Andy Jackson
President Trump ran on several BIG issues. Illegals, jobs and trade. Make America Great Again.
Despite my anger with him on a several things and his inexcusable firing and abandoning an honorable man like Gen. Michael Flynn, this political neophyte has been slashing and burning the very globalist tools dirty political whores have been supporting and outing traitorous globalists in Congress who work for anti-American corporations who hate our beloved Republic.
When I ran for Congress in 1993/94, NAFTA (No American Factories Taking Applications) was on the table. How I traveled the district I ran in warning the dogma of ‘free trade’ was a major tool of those working to suck us into world government. My opponent now retired, Waffle Wally Herger, a life time state legislator and then congress critter for 27 years who went into Congress with a very modest net worth and retired a multi-millionaire (now lives on his beautiful ranch in Montana) warned against NAFTA and then voted for it. He betrayed every farmer and rancher in that district. He then allegedly went on to win reelection. It’s called vote fraud.
Lifelong Soviet Agent, Henry Kissinger, said about NAFTA: “What Congress will have before it is not a conventional trade agreement but the architecture of a new international system…a first step toward a new world order.” July 18, 1993 (A MUST read: Kissinger Out of the Closet) Every time I see President Trump canoodling with Kissinger inside OUR White House I don’t know if he’s ignorant of who Kissinger really is or if he’s just trying to read him.
Full page ad, NY Times, April 15, 1994:
1944. Bretton Woods: The IMF and the World Bank. 1945. San Francisco: The United Nations. 1994, Marrakech: The World Trade Organization. History knows where it’s going. The final act of the Uruguay Round….to the WTO, the third pillar of the New World Order, along with the UN and the IMF.”
Henry Kissinger, when asked the most important role Marxist Obama could play regarding the middle East: “Obama can give a new impetus to American foreign policy….his task is to step forward to create a new world.”
If you missed this in one of my columns, I would like you to take a look at this map published in the Denver [Com]Post, August 30, 1992: A New North America. Note page 2 and the comment about NAFTA. That deadly agreement was the prelude to the equally traitorous North American Union, another step towards transitioning America into a region of a one world government. In other words, America as a sovereign nation would cease to exist. So far, we’ve managed, despite traitors in the Republican Party and a dumbed down apathetic, self-centered population, to defeat it.
Oh, how the free-trade globalists have howled the past two weeks; it’s the end of the world! (If you missed Kelleigh Nelson’s exceptional column, Alec, Global Corporations, State Legislators, And An Article V Convention, do take the time and get it out there on all social media.) ALEC and the Koch brothers. Billionaire globalists who employ a lot of people but are poison for our constitutional republic.
It isn’t just steel, aluminum, beef or some car part at stake here. It’s also about national security and I mean serious business here.
“As President Trump made history signing into law his tariffs on steel and aluminum to protect American workers and U.S. industries, GOP megadonor Charles Koch called on “corporate leaders” to “reject” the decision.
“In an op-ed for the Washington Post, Charles Koch — one-half of the pro-mass immigration Koch brothers — urged corporations and chief executives to ignore the national security and job interests of the U.S. and instead focus on profits and cheap imports when it comes to Trump’s tariffs on steel and aluminum.
“Koch writes, opposing Trump’s tariffs: “The same has been true throughout history. Countries with the freest trade have tended to not only be the wealthiest but also the most tolerant. Conversely, the restriction of trade — whether through tariffs, quotas or other means — has hurt the economy and pitted people against each other. Tariffs increase prices, limit choices, reduce competition and inhibit innovation. Equally troubling, research shows that they fail to increase the number of jobs overall.”
Make me gag. What BS! After NAFTA was unconstitutionally signed into law by our former slutty president, Billy Clinton, THOUSANDS – not a few hundred – but THOUSANDS of factories closed. Hundreds of thousands of textile jobs gone. Companies in business for a hundred years in states like Ohio and Pennsylvania gone. Tens and tens of thousands of good paying jobs for a whole career that built this country. And what did voters in those districts do? They allegedly voted back the same scum bags like Paul RAT Ryan who keeps voting to destroy American jobs!
“He, therefore, who is now against domestic manufacture, must be for reducing us either to dependence on that foreign nation, or to be clothed in skins, and to live like wild beasts in dens and caverns. I am not one of these; experience has taught me that manufactures are now as necessary to our independence as to our comfort; and if those who quote me as of a different opinion, will keep pace with me in purchasing nothing foreign where an equivalent of domestic fabric can be obtained, without regard to difference of price, it will not be our fault if we do not soon have a supply at home equal to our demand, and wrest that weapon of distress from the hand which has wielded it.” The Letters of Thomas Jefferson: 1743-1826. To Benjamin Austin Monticello, January 9, 1816
During hearings on the treasonous WTO/GATT monster, French financier Sir James Goldsmith testified in front of Earnest Hollings’ committee. He demonstrated that GATT would gut the American textile market. The following are some quotes from the Washington Times, December 6, 1993; they accurately reflect the late Sir Goldsmith’s statements during the hearings:
“Global free trade will force the poor of the rich countries to subsidize the rich in poor countries. What GATT means is that our national wealth, accumulated over centuries, will be transferred from a developed country like Britain to developing countries like Communist China, now building its first ocean going navy in 500 years.”
“China, with its 1.2 billion people, three Indochinese states with 900 million, the former Soviet republics with some 300 million, and many more can supply skilled labor for a fraction of Western costs. Five dollars in Communist China is the equivalent of a $100 wage in Europe.”
“It is quite amazing that GATT is sowing the seeds for global social upheaval and that it is not even the subject of debate in America….If the masses understood the truth about GATT, there would be blood in the streets of many capitals. A healthy national economy has to produce a large part of its own needs. It cannot simply import what it needs and use its labor force to provide services for other countries.”
“We have to rethink from top to bottom why we have elevated global free trade to the status of sacred cow, or moral dogma. It is a fatally flawed concept that will impoverish and destabilize the industrialized world while cruelly ravaging the Third World.”
Sir Goldsmith could see into the future, only it turned out far worse than he predicted. Just ask our disappearing fishing families what all these ‘free’ trade treaties have done to them. I haven’t purchased ONE item from Mexico since NAFTA was passed. No fruit, no vegetables. Nothing. The other day at the store I looked at nice green grapes which I love. Imported from Peru; I walked away. I’ll wait until summer and buy from American farmers.
And this leader of circle jerkers, including know nothing Joni Ernst, who doesn’t know history or what ‘free’ trade has done to this country: GOP Sen Sasse: Senior People in White House ‘Know’ Tariffs Are ‘a Really Dumb Policy’
Paul Ryan Leads Establishment Fear Campaign Against Trump’s National Security Metal Tariffs – Ryan is a globalist who doesn’t give a sh*t about you or American workers. He wants cheap labor for the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and multi-national corporations bleeding us dry through the trade deficit and for fatter bottom lines.
More than 100 House Republicans rally against Trump tariffs
“Seems that, despite the academic consensus that free trade is win-win for all, free trade is not free. Great nations that have risen to global power by protecting their manufacturing, like Britain in the early 19th century, have begun their relative decline when they embraced free trade. Between 1870 and 1914, projectionist America and Germany both shoved Britain aside.
“Since Y2K, China, which protects its industrial base by keeping its currency artificially cheap, has surged past Italy, Britain, France, Germany and Japan to become the world’s second largest economy. And they are gaining steadily on us. Free trade appears to be the policy of fading nations.
“Perhaps it is time for a profit and loss statement of its costs and benefits. Undeniably, free trade has been a bonanza for the top 1 percent and many among our top 10 percent. As U.S. manufacturers shut down scores of thousands of U.S. factories to finance new plants in Asia, their production costs plummeted. Wages and benefits for Asians were, and are still, but a fraction of those of American workers.
“Health, safety and environmental standards were in some cases almost nonexistent. The eight-story garment factory in Bangladesh that collapsed in April, killing 1,100 workers, mostly women, and injuring another 2,500, would never have passed a U.S. building inspection.
“After having shifted production overseas and dramatically lowered costs, U.S. transnationals saw a surge in profits. These were used to push corporate salaries into the stratosphere, increase dividends to shareholders, and keep the Washington lobbyists working the Hill day and night for fast track and free trade. And the lifestyle of our corporate elites changed. Where their fathers walked sooty factory floors in smokestack towns in World War II, these masters of the universe fly Gulfstream Vs to Davos and Dubai to dine with titled Europeans, Saudi princes and Chinese billionaires.
“These are America’s winners from free trade. The losers? Middle Americans. The average U.S. family has not seen a rise in real wages in 40 years. This is directly traceable to the loss of more than one-third of all U.S. manufacturing jobs. And that loss, that deindustrialization of America, is directly tied to the $10 trillion in trade deficits since Bush I.
“Writers who celebrate how U.S. imports have risen in this month or that year almost never mention the trade deficit for this month or that year. Perhaps that is because the United States has not run a trade surplus in four decades, whereas, in the first 70 years of the 20th century, we never ran a trade deficit. Trade surpluses add to GDP; trade deficits subtract from GDP.
“And when in a company town the company closes the factory, the town often dies. And all the little satellite businesses — bars, diners, food stores, pharmacies — that rose around the factory, they die, too. “The tombstones of countless dead towns across America should read: Killed by Free Trade. Tenured economists on college campuses call this “creative destruction.” End of excerpt.
New and another must read: Patrick Buchanan: Why Is the GOP Terrified of Tariffs?
There are many other pieces about Trump’s move on tariff’s but for the sake of brevity I’ve listed them at the bottom. I had ‘life interrupted’ with complicated surgery on my neck on Valentine’s Day (which meant nothing since I’m a widow). Recovery has been not only very painful but frustrating. (Not to mention the unrelenting, screaming pain for 34 days before I was able to get on an operating table.) Because there was massive trauma to the muscles in my left arm as well as nerves from my left shoulder to my left elbow it’s only been two weeks since I can use both hands to type. After a while it becomes painful, so, moving on…
It’s very understandable CEO’s of aluminum can companies and other businesses are very worried about this because it’s been nearly a quarter century since NAFTA was signed into ‘law’. I understand this subject quite well, believe me. I read all 2,400 pages of the NAFTA bill. I did not read all 28,000 pages of the WTO/GATT, just lengthy excerpts by outstanding journalists from the New American. A nightmare and since day one it has been detrimental to the U.S.
This is an example: ‘Aluminum imported into the United States is not a threat to National Security’. Why not make the aluminum here? Well, thousands of factories closed so let’s buy cheap from our mortal enemies like Communist China. Again, currency manipulation and the FED. I don’t drink soft drinks and have maybe two beers a summer but I would pay a few pennies extra to keep an American employed. I do support your industry but we must return to a policy to protect OUR manufacturing, industrial and agricultural sectors from being raped by foreign counties.
“Let’s tackle this in two ways. First of all, let’s talk about the 232. When 232 investigation, it’s national security and economic security, broadly defined and it’s country-agnostic. Doesn’t matter who is sending us this product. The fact is, if we keep receiving it the way we are, we’re not going to have an aluminum industry. We’re not going to have a steel industry. Our aluminum industry, make no mistake, that thing is on life support. That will be gone in a year or two if the president doesn’t take the courageous actions he’s proposed.”
“When a country (USA) is losing many billions of dollars on trade with virtually every country it does business with, trade wars are good, and easy to win. Example, when we are down $100 billion with a certain country and they get cute, don’t trade anymore-we win big. It’s easy!” tweeted Trump.”
♠ U.S. Steel to Call Back 500 Employees to Illinois Plant After Trump Announces Tariffs on Foreign Steel
♠ Very important which I will do a column on in the near future: Strengthening Case for Tariffs, Trade Deficit Soars to Nine Year High
Let me put it like this. God forbid the U.S. was ever attacked as we were when FDR not only allowed Pearl Harbor to be attacked, he desired they strike first. (FACT: FDR and The Pearl Harbor Attack by yours truly). When the last LEGAL war was declared by Congress after that attack, we had the thousands of factories needed to pump out aircraft, aircraft carriers, destroyers and every other type of war machine, guns, ammunition and hardware needed. Heck, my grandma and mother both worked on airplanes in factories during WWII.
Today, we’d be dead meat.
Cheap products? Who wants cheap junk? This all goes back to the “Fed” and currency manipulation I have been pounding on for decades – along with real heroes like Dr. Edwin Vieira, Larry Becraft and others.
We always hear about moving forward. I say go back. Go back to what made America the richest most productive debt-free country in the history of the world. Steel producing factories. Agriculture. Our wealth producing industrial history. Unless and until we all understand what made American great only then will Americans by the tens of millions support crushing ‘free’ trade. Fair trade is a good thing.
There are several very good books on why ‘free’ trade is so destructive. One is: The Pooring of America: Competition & The Myth of Free Trade by Dr. Ravi Batra. I really, really hope you will get a copy of Michael Hudson’s outstanding work: America’s Protectionist Take-Off, 1815-1914
If I had the money I would send a copy to President Trump, to the CEOs of aluminum can companies and so many others. If you belong to a union like UAW or others in industry get this book. Here’s what a few people who read the book had to say and they are right on point about Hudson’s book:
“Every American should be required to read this book by the time they turn 21. it tells an incredibly well researched story of the unique American political economy that developed in the 19th century to counter the pessimistic free trade ideas of Britain and how they were gradually abandoned as America started to take Britain’s place as a world power. Michael Hudson provides wonderful historical and biographical context for each generation of American protectionists and shows how intimately related the politics of the time and protectionist political economy were. Any attempt to teach 19th century American history without the information contained here will result in a warped, even devastatingly flawed, view of American History. The only Disappointment this book inspires is the disappointment that it took this long to be written and the story it contains hasn’t been more widely told. In conclusion, this book is critical to understanding the development of America, the history of protectionism and the roots of free trade dogma in today’s politics. If the world doesn’t learn how the united states became an industrialized nation, today’s developing countries will never industrialize themselves.”
“That there is an argument for tariffs, even an argument for isolationism, many would deny. But the fact is every industrial nation got its economic feet on the ground by exercising its sovereign right to impose import restrictions, generally against the free trade arguments and the urgings of the British. And the ideas put forth by the American School were highly influential in this regard. I strongly urge you to get this book and read all about it.” (Be sure to read the second critique down; too long to quote here but excellent: Scholarly review of a neglected but crucial era in American economics)
I know farmers are chiming in and worried but for the love of God, farmers MUST learn why family farming was deliberately destroyed (and still is) by the FED. Please read my column on this if you’re a farmer or know one of our heroes who work tirelessly to put food on our tables: The Farmer and the FED
Get a copy of Hudson’s book and read it. I know. Everyone is busy but this ranks at the top of America’s destruction and is critical for creating American jobs and national security. Make this column go viral so as many people as possible will buy the book and pass this link through the dozens of social media sources. Please support President Trump’s efforts on this and tell your Congress critter to do the same.
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6 – Elon Musk goes on tweetstorm, siding with Trump over tariffs
Shut up you ignorant gas-bag and that includes no nothing, Joni Ernst:
7 – Sen. Chuck Grassley: Trade tariffs do not put America First – low barriers, expanded access do
8 – Brown asked why some Air Force service members deployed to Afghanistan were twice issued Chinese-made boots – 2012. Christ, how the commies must laugh at us.
9 – Indictment: Military boots made in China said ‘Made in the USA’ 2016