Nick Freitas: “this argument between “nationalism” and “globalism”
“Honestly I’m very frustrated by this argument between “nationalism” and “globalism”, because neither side seems to define their terms in anyway that is useful for anything other than rallying mobs.
Globalism in so far as you mean free trade and the peaceful exchange of ideas is a great thing. Globalism in terms of multinational agreements which centralize power and diminish self rule is horrible.
Nationalism in the sense of a pride in one’s nation and cultural institutions is great. Nationalism in the sense of economic protectionism and isolationism is horrible.
George Soros is a globalist whose polices I despise…
Kim Jong Un is a nationalist whose polices I despise…
The fundamental debate is not between “globalism” and “nationalism” but between individual liberty and private property rights or central planning and statism.
If you support nationalism without defending liberty and property rights, you will simply end up with a different brand of intrusive government than the kind globalism may have imposed, but don’t expect vastly superior results simply because statist policies originate closer to home.
American conservatism must stand for individual liberty, free markets, religious freedom, freedom of association, property rights, personal responsibility, etc. These principles ARE our national fiber and to defend them is to properly defend America and American interests.”
Nick Freitas, Delegate for the 30th District of the Virginia House of Delegates