We attended a “Fair Trade Party” at Beth and Al Mancuso’s place in Cleveland. They were selling fair trade goods and food, coffee, tea, etc… from Third World countries. The intent is to help the poor in, say, Latin America, South America, Africa… get a “fair” price for their crops, their art, their clothes… I recently told the Wheeling Intelligencer newspaper that our administration would highly favor this type of fair trade imports and would stridently discourage free trade that considerably advantages, say: corporate farms in America that can grow at such volume and ship cheaply enough that the farm can actually undercut subsistence farmers in Venezuala trying to sell to their local markets up the street. This is not being “American strong,” this is an absolute social justice travesty. Note: One of the people at the the Mancuso’s Fair Trade Party had a sweatshirt on with a picture of a Native American and the words: “Homeland Security: Fighting Terrorism Since 1492.” How apt.