Re: Free Trade vs Protectionism
Originally Posted by JohnLocke
Never heard of the Smoot-Hawley Tariff? What I wrote was about individual choice maker not the history of the nation. The idea that individual choices go against the Constitution is outrageous distortion, which seems to be your MO. The power to regulate inter-State commerce is NOT at odds with a person choosing to buy locally or from a far away State. That is, unless by regulate, you mean prohibit commerce.
Originally Posted by machinehead61
Finally, it is interesting that you offer evidence that my post is "in direct conflict" by quoting a minority view at the time of the Founding. I guess, in your mind, evidence
"No free government, or the blessings of liberty, can be preserved to any people but by a firm adherence to justice, moderation, temperance, frugality, and virtue; and by a frequent recurrence to fundamental principles."
-- Patrick Henry