If the Brexit vote has taught us anything, it’s that globalism is failing.
The idea that the nations of the world should join under a single governing body to regulate trade and other matters violates the very principles on which our nation was founded. Not just America, but every nation that values freedom and sovereignty.
Globalism favors a small group of very powerful bureaucrats over the will of a people. It gives power to a select few, a few that will determine the lives of countless. It opens the door to secret deals and corruption on an unprecedented scale. Just look at the constant troubles Europe experiences on an almost weekly basis, thanks to the strong arm tactics of the EU.
Or look at how far the Olympics have fallen, thanks to the globalism policies of its committee (FYI: don’t be surprised if the Rio games are an unmitigated disaster). American politicians need to wake up to the reality that globalism is a destructive force and wholly un-American.
Thankfully, we have a presidential candidate who knows this.
Presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump spoke in Monessen, Pennsylvania on Tuesday afternoon, differentiating his trade policy of an independent America from presumptive Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton’s record on trade and globalization.
“Our politicians have aggressively pursued a policy of globalization — moving our jobs, our wealth, and our factories to Mexico and overseas,” Trump declared. “Globalization has made the financial elite who donate to politicians very wealthy. But it has left millions of our workers with nothing but poverty and heartache.”
He had clear facts to back up his argument, like how America imports nearly $800 billion in goods than we export. Globalism policies from Clinton and Obama has caused millions of jobs to be sent overseas or to Mexico, depriving our working class and weakening our manufacturing industries.
In his speech, he outlined his plan to restore the American work force and stem the tide of globalism.
One: I am going to withdraw the United States from the Trans-Pacific Partnership, which has not yet been ratified.
Two: I’m going to appoint the toughest and smartest trade negotiators to fight on behalf of American workers
Three: I’m going to direct the Secretary of Commerce to identify every violation of trade agreements a foreign country is currently using to harm our workers. I will then direct all appropriate agencies to use every tool under American and international law to end these abuses.
Four: I’m going tell our NAFTA partners that I intend to immediately renegotiate the terms of that agreement to get a better deal for our workers. And I don’t mean just a little bit better, I mean a lot better. If they do not agree to a renegotiation, then I will submit notice under Article 2205 of the NAFTA agreement that America intends to withdraw from the deal.
Five: I am going to instruct my Treasury Secretary to label China a currency manipulator. Any country that devalues their currency in order to take advantage of the United States will be met with sharply
Six: I am going to instruct the U.S. Trade Representative to bring trade cases against China, both in this country and at the WTO. China’s unfair subsidy behavior is prohibited by the terms of its entrance to the WTO, and I intend to enforce those rules.
Seven: If China does not stop its illegal activities, including its theft of American trade secrets, I will use every lawful presidential power to remedy trade disputes, including the application of tariffs consistent with Section 201 and 301 of the Trade Act of 1974 and Section 232 of the Trade Expansion Act of 1962.
We have yet to see anything remotely clear and direct from the left in regards to fixing our economy. This isn’t the first real plan Trump has laid out in a speech. He’s been establishing his agenda since his announcement as a candidate. On the other side, Clinton has only empty promises. The only real plans she’s announced relate to welcoming more migrants and greater restrictions to the 2nd Amendment.
When Trump promises to fix our economy and working class, he means it. And he’s the man who can actually get these deals done.