Friday, January 06, 2006

A divide among conservatives,

George W. Bush is thankfully pushing to make tax cuts permanent. He will have no problem getting support from a majority of conservatives. Unfortunately some conservatives don't grasp the basics of economics. Such conservatives are very much against free trade. Pat Buchanan is a good example, he supports tariffs and calls for an end to American trade with countries like China. Buchanan fails to realize that it is misleading to say "America trades with China"; it could be correctly stated by saying "American citizens trade with Chinese citizens". Stopping free trade would restrict individual freedom among citizens. Buchanan also fails to realize that trade restrictions do not have a history of defeating oddball governments in other countries.

Pat Buchanan