Yesterday, 02:02 PM
Dude, you are totally missing the point.
Here is what you don't seem to incorporate into your whole thought process - WE ALREADY HAVE MANAGED TRADE. If the new managed trade deal frees up trade, it would be better than the current system of managed trade.
If all drugs are illegal and two people were running for office and one of them wanted to decriminalize cannabis but would keep the other drugs illegal and the other candidate wanted to keep all drugs illegal, I'm sorry, all else equal I'm going to vote for the guy who wants to decriminalize cannabis. Because I will have more freedom than if I vote for the other guy and there is no viable third option. You only want a 100% pure candidate, so you will never have anybody to vote for and the more evil person will always win if liberty voters adopt your strategy. It's a losing strategy at this point in time. It might be a good strategy for another time and place, maybe if we had a lot more freedom.. but we don't.. so I'm sorry, but I don't accept that as a viable strategy and neither does Bryan.
Like I said in my last post, the people trying to pass this stuff want to make trade less free. I get that, LE certainly gets that. That is why if anybody asks, I say I am against TPP because I know even if they put out a version that appears to free up trade, on the last day they will slip in a bunch of stuff and try and pass a bill that is thousands of pages long in less than a day. But if Gary Johnson keeps his word, as President he would not sign the bill until he read it so they would have to make the bill available to read for much longer before he would ever sign it. So effectively he would be against the bill that they want to pass.