While I am a conservative, I do feel there is a role for government in the protection of our economy in the interests of our national sovereignty.
We need to implement "tit for tat" trade policies. For instance didja know:
U.S. autos can't be imported into Japan or Korea? (and ridiculous inspection, retrofitting, duties, taxes, etc... that raise the price out of reason constitute "can't").
U.S. citizens or firms cannot own real estate in Japan, Korea, China, as well as many other countries.
We need to control the amount of direct foreign investment in the U.S. - leasing a turnpike is one thing, but the sale of large industries (Anheuser-Busch, Westinghouse, Rouge Steel, etc...) are another.
This is the Pub. Leave common sense at the door.