Between the Civil War and World War I, under Republicans, the U.S. became the world’s greatest industrial power and a wholly self-sufficient nation. How? We taxed foreign goods entering the United States, but did not tax the profits of U.S. companies or the incomes of U.S. workers. - PJB, here.
'Free Trade' is as stupid as 'Free & Open Borders'.
The greatest economy on Earth was dismantled and sold for profits by Bad People at the expense of our republic and culture - to communists and other Enemies of Liberty. This has happened in my lifetime - fewer than 40 years.
We are where we are because we allow our Communists, Socialists, Parasites (Free Shit Army 'Patriots'), Useful Idiots, Banksters and Enemies of Liberty to die peacefully in their beds of old age, surrounded by family.