Wherefore Art Thou, America?
A post Veteran's Day Thought
Everyday heroes is who used to walk past us in the Post Office, the dentist's an' the pumpkin' patch. Folks whose commitment to America was in they bones, never required no long, deep thinkin' to do the right thang 'cause it wuz, right.
Now, after 40 years of UN curriculum in schools, the liberal sway of even "conservatives," people is either out an' out anti-American, or, jes' sad, confused about what's happend an' not sure how to do somethin' about it.
So heah is a commentary sent to Uncle, that Aunty wants to pass on. Y'all help out, too, iffin' ya' would, by posting this on yore social feeds or bloggin' 'bout it too. Thang is, we can recover from this maliase--we jes' need ter do it as an army of individuals. Speak well of yore American roots, attend patriotic events, teach all the neighbor chillen' what the Bill of Rights be, an' how no folks on the face of the earth ever had such as this a'fore America wuz birthed, an' how it would take another 1000 years to figure it out again infin' Western history is revised to suit the "citizens of the world." When the lessons of centuries--the map to freedom- is erased, how is folks to know the road back to freedom? Think on that some, but first, please read below, act accordingly an' pass it on.
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Costco sells Goodyear wiper blades for almost half the price that you will pay
on the outside and they are made in the U.S.A.
Unfortunately our politicians and top CEO's (GE etc) have
pushed for trade to China and Mexico for years so Americans are now out of work.
Did you Know that there is no electric coffee maker made in the US and that
The only kitchen appliances made in the US is Viking?
I DIDN'T KNOW HALLMARK CARDS WERE MADE IN CHINA !
That is also why I don't buy cards at Hallmark anymore, They are Made in China and are
more expensive! I buy them at Dollar Tree - 50 cents each and made in USA
I have Been looking at the blenders available on the Internet.
Kitchen Aid is MADE IN The US . Top of my list already...
Yesterday I was in Wal Mart looking for a wastebasket. I found some made
in China for $6.99. I didn't want to pay that much so I asked
the lady if they had any others. She took me to another department
And they had some at $2.50 made in USA . They are Just as good. Same As a kitchen
rug I needed. I had to look, but I found some made in the USA - what a concept! - and they
were $3.00 cheaper.
We are being brainwashed to believe that everything that comes from
China and Mexico is cheaper. Not so.
I was in Lowe's the other day and just out of curiosity, I looked
At the hose attachments. They were all made in China . The next day I was
In Ace Hardware and just for the heck of it I checked the hose attachments there.
They were made in USA ..
Start looking, people . . ...In our current economic situation, every Little thing
We buy or do affects someone else - most often, their job.
My grandson likes Hershey's candy. I noticed, though, that it is
Now Marked "made in Mexico ."My favorite toothpaste Colgate is made in Mexico ..
now I have switched to Crest.
You have to read the labels on everything.
This past weekend I was at Kroger . . . I needed
60W light bulbs and Bounce dryer sheets. I was in the light bulb aisle,
And right next to the GE brand I normally buy was an off-brand labeled,
"Everyday Value." I picked up both types of bulbs andcompared them: they were the same
except for the price . . .
the GE bulbs cost more than the Everyday Value
Brand, but the thing that surprised me the most was
the GE was Made in MEXICOAnd the Everyday Value brand was made in - you guessed it.
the USA at a company in Cleveland , Ohio .
It's way past time to start finding and buying products you use
Every Day that are made right here.
So, on to the next Aisle: Bounce Dryer Sheets... Yep, you guessed it,
Bounce cost more money and is made in Canada.
The Everyday Value Brand cost Less, and was MADE IN THE USA !
I did laundry yesterday AND the dryer sheets
performed just like the Bounce Free I have been
using for years, at almost half the price.
MY CHALLENGE TO YOU IS to start reading the labels
when you shop for everyday things and
see what you can find that is made in the USA.
The job you save may be your own or your neighbor's!
If you accept the challenge, pass this on to
OTHERS in your Address Book so we can
ALL start buying American, one light bulb at a time!
An' y'all, Aunty would add this idea--why not tell the ACE man that ya come to his store on account of his havin' American Made products. An write to the Hallmarks and Hershey's an' tell them to bring their manufacturin' back home. Then send this info on to your STATE senators an' reps, tell 'em how important it be to welcome American Made companies to yore state, to offer tax incentives to American Made product companies. Since a dollar speaks louder than words, put the issue of American Made on the political landscape, let wannabe pols know, yore support goes to the candidate that supports American Companies that manufacture thangs right heah in the USA.
Oh, an' as found on the Back Porch in the past, please support local farmers and craftsmen.
Rediscover the personal--the people in your own community who grow vegetables, raise chickens, make furniture,
weave blankets, make cheese, craft jewelery, sell their jellies and relish at the Saturday Farmer's mkt.....
one of mah favorite thangs in the kitchen is a wunnerful covered dish I bought from Edifice Rex, a fellow blogger who homesteads in Alabama.
This dish done give me an ' Uncle a lot of pleasure over the last three years. We could all do with fewer thangs but of higher quality, personal like, ya' know? Support good folks doin' good thangs.
In mah town we have a fair number of Oriental and Latin ladies who be whiz-women wif' a needle. Aunty done took an old blazer to be taken apart an used as a pattern fer a new one (this style bein' no longer in style, except to me). I got me an eye-full! Fer slightly less price than a new jacket, Aunty will have her own custom model, made with superior tweed, and not mass produced--probably will go in the coffin wif' me, as it woan wear out much. An' the local lady an' her local shop will prosper--as it should. An' oh mah goodness, the beautiful thangs she had made--a young lass came to pick up her Homecoming gown, thar be an ethereal Christening gown, several bidness suits....look around yore town an' see whar' ya can spend yore dollar an' it stayes in YORE community.
I bet y'all have some ideas of yore own, experiences ya could share?? Please share yore insight wif' me--I'se aimin' to learn how to practice what I done preached.