Jacob G. Hornberger is founder and president of The Future of Freedom Foundation.
This is one of the horrific consequences of socialism: It creates mindsets of dependency on the government, much like going on heroin.
Protectionism and Free Trade
The right to trade with foreigners without government interference is a God-given fundamental human right, not morally subject to the whims of those who want trade wars to protect their own interests.
In a true market economy, the financial success of one person cannot conceivably be the cause of someone’s else’s poverty. In fact, it's the opposite.
Julian Assange's “crime” was revealing the wrongdoing of the national-security establishment. In the minds of those who blindly support the US state, this is not to be allowed, even if the information is 100% true.
Protectionism and Free TradeTaxes and Spending
Tariffs and economic sanctions infringe on the fundamental, God-given right of people to trade with whomever they want.