free trade is unamerican

A Case Against Free Trade

Tariffs were the largest (approaching 95% at times) source of federal revenue until the Federal income tax began after 1913. (source wikipedia)

America became prosperous by protecting American entrepreneurs from  attacks by enemy governments and their favored business companies.

The 13 Colonies were forbidden to manufacture  anything that might compete with English manufacturing.   Outside of an exception for shipbuilding,  the colonies supplied raw materials to England who manufactured a wide range of goods that were shipped back to the colonies. At great profit.  England  called this  “one way street” Free Trade.

Free Trade is a propaganda label used to deceive.  This British propaganda label was put on trade with England that was highly managed and manipulated for the benefits of a few.  Mercantilism is a more accurate label.

the Boston Tea Party was American entrepreneurs reacting to an attack on their businesses by  the British East India Company.

The British East India Company was no ordinary Company.  It was Chartered in 1601 to  effectively create monopoly control of the most lucrative items of trade.  It might be thought of as one of the first government partnered transnational monopoly corporations.

In 1773 Parliament rebated a tax on tea so that the East India Company could undercut the price of tea in the Colonies and with the British governments help, enforce a monopoly on tea in the Colonies. The Boston Tea Party was Americas answer to Free Trade.

Read more About the  American System of Prosperity (Protectionism) vs Free Trade (looting)    here