This drew my attention and brought back the America versus true conservative nonsense from the past on some other site.
Ah, the arguments of the need to maintain manufacturing and resources as a nation versus the free trade unicorns…
A superpower needs to be capable of making anything it needs to survive and thrive or it either becomes a tyrant empire or a colony of the next superpower.
There are some things a national government should do, and one is maintain capacity for making war and sustaining power. When we allow fabrication assets to be shut down by material manipulation and sold to strategic competitors at cents on the dollar, I find the free trade mantra to ring quite hollow.
When we create resource scarcity by lawfare and regulation , I look for motive and funding.
I thank God for the people turning the ship of state off the rocks.