I was sitting on the toilet this morning (I found a dime under the Coke machine) reading the paper and George Bush made me gag. Gagging in the restroom is not recommended, but on the back page of the front section (where I assume it will be overlooked) the Associated Press reported that the President has called for the elimination of all tariffs and subsidies, worldwide, to promote peace and prosperity.
Thank God for twice a day. Because even a stopped clock like George II can get it right then. Considering that the entire White House inner circle is now made up of a "War Council", I just have to wonder who in the administration is feeding President Bush such a wonderful, right on, idea like this one.
I've been banging the gong (get it on) since...always, that people who trade freely with each other tend not to fight each other. That partners in commerce have every incentive to avoid conflict and work together for the betterment and enrichment of mankind. God...The Chinese are getting it, even though they have heavy tariffs on some goods. They understand that peace and prosperity comes from freedom, and freedom begins with one man or woman being free to pursue his dreams, unencumbered by the state.
It matters not at all whether the pickle relish I put on my hamburger is made by someone I don't know in North Carolina or someone I don't know in Hong Kong. It is provincialism at its worst to root for someone in Winston-Salem to eat better than some guy in Poop Stack Shitslovia. It's not really very American, to root for our freedom over someone else's.
The constitution, of course, outlaws tariffs between the states. The world should outlaw them between the nations. It wouldn't take long for us to be amazed at the things a truly free market can accomplish.
Kudos for whoever manipulated the President into voicing this bold, OLD, idea.