After reading the paper submitted by my classmate I would still have to say unrestricted international trade is still an acceptable rout to take. My classmates information regarding why we should not allow this is valuable and sound, however we cannot say no to something that is affecting so little and help so much.
The fact about us becoming dependent upon other countries for our goods if we allow this kind of trade is true, but we must also look at this the right way. If the US needs a large amount of natural gas and we cannot produce it our self then we need to buy it from another country to help supply ours. If we deny this then the price of natural gas will go so high that many people will be left without heating during the winter.