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A Productive Role for Homeland Security?

Here’s a letter to the Wall Street Journal:

You report that “Homeland Security is working with more than 190 nations to prevent terrorist attacks that can disrupt world trade” (“How to Secure the Global Supply Chain,” Jan. 6).

Does this mean that Homeland Security is working to prevent the likes of Sen. Sherrod Brown, Sen. Lindsey Graham, Rep. Timothy Ryan, and other protectionists on Pennsylvania Avenue from raising tariffs and otherwise clogging the global supply chain with debilitating restrictions and regulations?  Hope so.

Protectionists, after all, are a sect whose members are fanatically faithful to a dark-ages religion that inspires hatred and fear of change, and counsels its benighted adherents to obstruct – with force, if necessary – consenting adults from engaging in peaceful, cosmopolitan, and liberating practices.

These terrorists are indeed dangerous.

Donald J. Boudreaux