Don’t buy the protectionist bull. International trade is a very very good thing. It has brought us far better cars, better and less expensive clothing, jobs in a myriad of industries. Generally international trade has brought America a much higher quality of life.
There are people who do not like the change which comes with international trade. For instance the politically powerful auto unions used to never stop complaining about it. But guess what? Most of us are way better off because the Honda Accord and the Toyota Camry killed the cobbled together bits of steel,