Globalization. American workers first.
Globalization is both damaging to our culture and to the health of our once-thriving economy. As manufacturing is increasingly shipped overseas, and as there are increasingly more Third World immigrants trafficked into our country to serve as modern-day slaves, there are increasing levels of unemployment – not concealable by the best efforts of those who manipulate statistics – the decline of wages, and dissatisfaction amongst those American workers whose jobs are surrendered to foreigners.
The American Third Position finds nothing particularly redeeming about the notion that – disregarding the long-term consequences of such a policy – we ought to surrender American ingenuity and manufacturing expertise overseas in order that the wealthy elite might profit, selling competitive advantage that belongs to us all – technology and know-how that was built on the backs of generations of American workers and thinkers. These practices hurt Americans.
And while the American Third Position recognizes the importance of trade, we do not recognize other peoples and other nations as having any competitive advantage beyond a willingness to accept inadequate wages or beyond merely holding resources important to our advancement. That there is no one more inventive, more industrious, or more hard-working than the American is an idea constituting a part of the cornerstone of our ideological platform. Where others falter in their belief of this idea, we will stand steadfast in our conviction.
Accordingly, so as to protect the American worker, his family, and their way of life, we believe that it is necessary to restrict the import of certain goods. We will take the necessary steps toward protecting American industry, wherever it faces trouble. More specifically, there must be consequences for those companies who further their aims at the expense of harming their countrymen. If a foreign government can provide a tax incentive for those companies willing to go global and deliver to them American jobs and manufacturing technology, we can offer the same companies a disincentive to do as much. Wherever possible, we will take measures to ensure that the goods we consume are made by American hands, in American factories.
We will also make every effort necessary to break apart those corporations that have overtaken competitors by way of predatory pricing and collusive activity, by exploiting initiatives intended to help the disabled, by exploiting illegal-immigrant labor, and by any other activity that decent, hard-working, ethical, American businessmen are unwilling to do in accordance with their principles. These activities have transformed many corporations into monopolies that hurt our people both socially and economically, and we will not sit idly by as they seek to grow ever more powerful.