Refineries, microchip manufacturing plants, fertilizer plants, ore smelters, pharmaceutical plants, all of these are critical to the survival of a nation.
We have shut them down and outsourced supply overseas, often from countries that hate us.
Despite what you may have been told, American wages were not the deciding factor. Environmental regulations largely killed these industries.
Even as our technology got cleaners, the mental image in the popular culture of the factory belching pollution, destroying the environment, persisted.
Generations raised on The Lorax and Captain Planet made us dependent on foreign nations out of ignorance.
We need these capabilities here. It is a matter of strategic preparation.
Under my administration every EPA employee will be fired, companies will be encouraged to build critical manufacturing and processing plants in the US, and it will be legal to hire Pinkertons to beat up environmental protesters.
I’m going to make gas $1.59 again, even if I have to have a mercenary beat a hippy to death to do it.