Trade freely

Stop jerking NAFTA around: The President has wobbled back and forth between threatening to withdraw from NAFTA to, now, saying he's been convinced by phone calls from Canada and Mexico to leave the agreement in place. It's absurd and self-defeating. 

Anyone who thinks free trade is unilaterally bad for America hasn't seen the hoops that Canadians will jump through to buy US-made products, just for example. Restricting trade hurts many and helps a few, but the many often don't realize it. The harm done is real nonetheless. And when trade takes a hit, so does Iowa. Does nobody remember what happened when President Carter froze the sale of grain to the USSR? Iowa farmers were hit hard.

Here's a conversation with Simon Lester of the Cato Institute about why we need to speak up for trade:

 
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