Thursday, November 08, 2007

Candidate Review - Fair Trade - Ron Paul

Well Ron Paul isn't as keen on Free Trade as McCain is; rather he's in favor of protectionism, it appears. His section on Free Trade appears under the heading American Independence and Sovereignty, and he links free trade strictly to free trade organizations.
So called free trade deals and world governmental organizations like the International Criminal Court (ICC), NAFTA, GATT, WTO, and CAFTA are a threat to our independence as a nation. They transfer power from our government to unelected foreign elites.

The ICC wants to try our soldiers as war criminals. Both the WTO and CAFTA could force Americans to get a doctor’s prescription to take herbs and vitamins. Alternative treatments could be banned.

The WTO has forced Congress to change our laws, yet we still face trade wars. Today, France is threatening to have U.S. goods taxed throughout Europe. If anything, the WTO makes trade relations worse by giving foreign competitors a new way to attack U.S. jobs.

NAFTA’s superhighway is just one part of a plan to erase the borders between the U.S. and Mexico, called the North American Union. This spawn of powerful special interests, would create a single nation out of Canada, the U.S. and Mexico, with a new unelected bureaucracy and money system. Forget about controlling immigration under this scheme.
Actually just the other day I was putting some cilantro on an omelet when a WTO official came in and asked to see my prescription. It could have been a really tricky situation, but then I realized I don't like cilantro.

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