6. Free Trade
Castle takes a position eerily similar to Donald Trump, stating that he is “in favor of free trade” but that deals like the TPP risk American sovereignty. However, the Constitution Party platform sounds more like the protectionist positions of Trump and Bernie Sanders, stating that:
Since the adoption of the 1934 Trade Agreements Act, the United States government has engaged in a free trade policy which has destroyed or endangered important segments of our domestic agriculture and industry, undercut the wages of our working men and women, and totally destroyed or shipped abroad the jobs of hundreds of thousands of workers. This free trade policy is being used to foster socialism in America through welfare and subsidy programs.
We oppose all international trade agreements which have the effect of diminishing America’s economic self-sufficiency and of exporting jobs, the loss of which impoverishes American families, undermines American communities, and diminishes America’s capacity for economic self-reliance, and the provision of national defense.
This passage continues on a borderline conspiratorial thought, suggesting:
We see our country and its workers as more than bargaining chips for multinational corporations and international banks in their ill-conceived and evil New World Order.