I see you recently opened up a golf course in Scotland. I presume that part of your business plan is for some Americans to take vacations to play there. But this raises some thorny questions.
You complain constantly about American firms moving jobs overseas. But couldn’t you have opened up your golf course here in the United States? Wouldn’t that have created jobs for American caddies and groundskeepers? Should we be concerned when Americans import golfing services from your foreign course? Would you as President slap a tariff on American tourists traveling to your course, as you have proposed for goods coming from China? Do you think such a tax would Make American Golfing Great Again?
George Will rightly applauds the U.S. Supreme Court’s McDonnell decision. (Progressives and others, mostly on the political left, who bemoan this decision bemoan the fact that reality isn’t optional: it is no more possible to have politics that is free of non-kosher influence-peddling than it is to have a breakfast of eggs and bacon that is free of non-kosher swine flesh.)
But during that first century, the western world was turning toward genuine liberalism, toward releasing the individual from the grip of The State which used to be called tyranny and is now called “administrative law.” The test of strength comes now, when Europe, Asia, and many Americans have turned back from freedom and the dynamic modern world to the old static order in which individuals, no longer permitted to act freely, have no responsibility, but leave both the power and the burden to their rulers.