The Libertarian Party daily poll identifies protectionism as "trade regulations that benefit American business": http://www.lp.org/poll/do-you-agree-with-protectionism-trade-regulations-that-benefit-american-businesses
I could've sworn our position was that regulations are bad for business, and protectionism ultimately hurts the industries it is designed to favor by making them less competitive, but I guess in LP newspeak this is no longer the operating paradigm.
Is it just a coincidence that trade is one of the issues on which Bob Barr has a terrible record, having voted for lots of protectionist legislation? http://www.cato-at-liberty.org/2008/05/14/is-bob-barr-a-libertarian-certainly-not-on-trade/
And is it my imagination, or does the Statue of Liberty on the front page of Bob Barr's website look like part of her face is in shadow? I guess it matches the Lady Liberty with the darkened face that has been the recent party logo. I've noticed that art sometimes has a tendency to mirror reality in interesting ways not always evident to those who employ it.
Love & Liberty,
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