So, I went to the store the other day and saw this – patriotic stickers made in China. And I’m not the only one who is enraged by this. If you follow us on Twitter, you may have noticed a handful of tweets about legislation in the works that would require flags purchased by the government to be made in America.
For example, in the California House of Representatives just passed an amendment that would require every American flag purchased by the Department of Defense to be 100% manufactured in the United States.
“At a time when our manufacturing sector is struggling and millions in our country are out of work, it is a slap in the face to all Americans to have their tax dollars spent on U.S. flags that are made overseas,” said Rep. Mike Thompson of California in a news release.
The Department of Veterans Affairs already requires the purchase of only US-made American flags to service members’ funerals. But why only one department out of the thousands more who purchase patriotic items like the American flag? Shouldn’t they all be upheld to the same standard?
In Michigan, State Senator Roger Kahn wants to make it state law that only American-made flags and flag-holders fly over vetrans’ graves in his state. Still, even this law has an addendum that says if the American-made flag is not priced competitively, a flag made elsewhere can be purchases. Counter-productive much?!
Bill Clinton has gone on record about how critical manufacturing is to US growth, saying that for every new manufacturing job, an additional 4.6 jobs are created to support it. So, it’s not just a job for you, but for your neighbors too!
Personally, we at Bodacious Cases strongly believe that every single patriotic product – including American flags – should be made in the USA. Not only does it provide jobs to US citizens, but it also honors our troops and veterans for their dedicated service to our country and for our freedom. That’s why every single one of our cases is designed, produced and manufactured right here in the good ol’ USA.
What do YOU think? Where should those red, white & blue products be made?
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