Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Paging Tom DiLorenzo (Trump Protectionist Edition)

In a speech today, Donald Trump quoted two of Tom Dilorenzo's least favorite historic American figures. SEE:The Real Lincoln and Hamilton's Curse.

Here's Trump today from his "Declaring American Economic Independence" speech justifying is horrific trade protectionist view. :
Alexander Hamilton spoke frequently of the "expediency of encouraging manufactur[ing] in the United States." 
The first Republican President, Abraham Lincoln, warned that: "The abandonment of the protective policy by the American government… must produce want and ruin among our people."
Video of the full speech here.


  1. Appalling though this is, it must be satisfying to DiLorenzo to see the Doctrine of Abrahamic Infallibility used against the cultists' own interests.

  2. Gee, Donald, have you ever wondered why Lincoln was the first republican president? Because they didn't exist before that. They were the Whig party, wherein Lincoln and his cohorts killed the party due to their terrible economic policies in Illinois. Bankrupted the state.

    Besides, "want and ruin" came WITH protectionism, thanks in great part by the republicans passing the protectionist Morrill Tariff. That got the secession ball rolling quite nicely.