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to defray us, to get us away from this injustice of enslaving another people. thank you all. you've been great. [applause] which is responsible for its caption content and accuracy. visit ncicap.org] [captions copyright national cable satellite corp. 2017] [captions copyright national cable satellite corp. 2017] >> interested in american history tv? go to www.c-span.org/history. american history tv at www.c-span.org/history. >> each week, american history tv's railamerica brings your archival films that provide context for today's public affairs issues. >> for centuries, foreign trade has been the subject of arguments, articles, books, speeches.
>> foreign trade is the key to prosperity. free trade will bring on a great depression. >> a high tariff policy will leave to war. protect our standard of living from the competition of cheap, foreign labor. this great,, in rich country of ours, it must seem we can build anything. that we can grow anything. but we have everything. prosperous.rful, we feel we can trade with the whole world or not as we wish. trade, two-way trade, important to our nation and to the entire world? >> fee seems interested. excuse me -- he seems interested. excuse me, what is all the foreign staff doing here? >> the united nations people moving in. >> you don't approve of the
united nations? >> we have too many foreigners. .> remove that coffee it is from brazil and the gentleman does not approve of foreign products. and that cigar was made in havana. what's this? a self necktie? away with it. works inware that the that handsome watch came from switzerland? suit, i understand your embarrassment, but off with it. [laughter] >> you certainly did a job on him. he had it coming to him. it's something that bothers me. i know other folks need our stuff and i suppose we need some of theirs. what i don't understand is what i'm going to do when the fellow across the border sends his stuff here cheaper than i can grow it. is seems to me i ought to be protected somehow.
imag -- amigo, if i cannot sell my products in your country, how can i get dollars to buy machinery? .> edgar don't get his tractor but this guy wants protection. sure don't want anyone to suffer. but how can i compete with someone who only gets half the wages i get? is that fair? >> there's something fishy about this low-wage argument somewhere. our wages in the north are way over what you get. where were jew be there for a started asking for protective tariffs against your part of the country? >> i think they've got something there. people do get misled by the cheap labor argument. also you why -- i will show you why. ♪
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