Thu, 15 Apr 2004

Enemies of America

A primary goal of any two nations at war is to stop the other's international trade. This is without dispute, as there are innumerable instances of naval blockades, or trade sanctions, or sieges. During WWII, Japan did not attack the USA out of the blue; we were blockading them. We currently maintain trade sanctions against various countries that we consider our enemies: at least Cuba, Libya, and (formerly) Iraq.

What does this say about people who want to limit, control, or reduce America's trade with other countries? Without meaning to, they would cause us to treat all countries as our enemies. Even though some of these people are our citizens. Even though some of these people work in our government. Even though some of them have been elected as our representatives. Even though some of them ... are us.

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