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Carla Howell on Free Trade

Libertarian Challenger Governor (MA); 2000 Challenger for Senate


Let goods cross borders freely and troops won’t have to

As Frederic Bastiat noted, “If goods don’t cross borders, troops will.” May I offer a friendly amendment? “If goods do cross borders, troops won’t.” Non-intervention, Freedom and Free Trade foster Peace. As Massachusetts first Libertarian U.S. Senator, Carla Howell will vote to bring our troops home from around the world, concentrate our military on defense, and repeal all laws against free and open trade.
Source: SenateMatch questionnaire interview Sep 5, 2000

Allow open trade with China

Q: What is your position on China, and most favored nation trading status? What should America’s foreign policy be in terms of China?

A: Big government wants to intervene militarily and then regulate trade. Small government wants to limit the military to protecting America and open trade. Trade promotes peace between countries. Trade promotes prosperity. The Senate should keep its hands out of trade altogether and allow Americans to trade with the world.

Source: Eric Darbe, Massachusetts News Jan 5, 2000

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