"For thousands of years, the tireless effort of productive men and women has been spent trying to reduce the distance between communities of the world by reducing the costs of commerce and trade. Over the same span of history, the slothful and incompetent protectionist has endlessly sought to erect barriers in order to prohibit competition—thus, effectively moving communities farther apart. When trade is cut off entirely, the real producers may as well be on different planets. The protectionist represents the worst in humanity: fear of change, fear of challenge, and the jealous envy of genius. The protectionist is not against the use of every kind of force, even warfare, to crush his rival. If mankind is to survive, then these primeval fears must be defeated."
by:
Ken Schoolland
Former U.S. International Trade Commission economist, Former Special Advisor to the White House, executive of International Society for Individual Liberty
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The guy certainly has the credentials to have formed this opinion. It bothers me that we now getting canned foods from China that are labeled "Product of Canada" through some labeling loophole. We have been seperated from our agricultural and manufacturing base as part of the move towards globalism. We're much easier to control when this is controlled (rationed?) by an unseen force,
 -- J Carlton, Calgary     
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    Never heard it said better!
     -- cal, lewisville, tx     
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     -- Mike, Norwalk      
    Substitute "labor unions" for "protectionist" in the above quote and you wouldn't be far wrong.
     -- jim k, Austin,Tx     
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    Of course he is going to say that - give me a break! - just look at his record. Lets have quotes from those who are contradicting their past - otherwise they are just preaching to the choir.
     -- RBESRQ     
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