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    Re: Should American flags be made only in America?

    Quote Originally Posted by JohnWOlin View Post
    So something that annoys me is that a lot of times you will find an Old Glory made from China. I think there needs to be a law that the USA flags sold in USA come only from the USA. If say France, Japan, Germany, etc had similar rules about their flags would only make sense, it is a symbol of national pride afterall. So yes or no? Why or why not?
    Just what we need. One.More.Law.

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    Re: Should American flags be made only in America?

    If only America made American flags, where would the grateful citizens of countries you save get flags to wave at the arriving troops?
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    Re: Should American flags be made only in America?

    Quote Originally Posted by Manc Skipper View Post
    If only America made American flags, where would the grateful citizens of countries you save get flags to wave at the arriving troops?
    From there country. My question was American flags made in America should or shouldn't only come from America. I will do everyone one better--not only will they be American made but sales tax free and make it part of a package deal law where product made in America is tax free as well.
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    Re: Should American flags be made only in America?

    I believe we are a free market society, I voted no.

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    Re: Should American flags be made only in America?

    Quote Originally Posted by Manc Skipper View Post
    If only America made American flags, where would the grateful citizens of countries you save get flags to wave at the arriving troops?
    We have a flag manufacture just down the street, and this company makes sure that every service flag and the U.S. flag are placed over the overpass on I-95 near were this plant is located. I really nice touch to this is that no one has stolen or vandalized these flags since 2001, and when these flags get weathers then the flags are replaced with new ones.

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    Re: Should American flags be made only in America?

    Quote Originally Posted by JohnWOlin View Post
    So something that annoys me is that a lot of times you will find an Old Glory made from China. I think there needs to be a law that the USA flags sold in USA come only from the USA. If say France, Japan, Germany, etc had similar rules about their flags would only make sense, it is a symbol of national pride afterall. So yes or no? Why or why not?
    No. Who cares where it comes from? If you view the flag as a symbol of national pride and don't want to buy a Chinese-made American flag, then don't buy one. Leave me out of it. Protectionism is almost always a horrible idea.
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    Re: Should American flags be made only in America?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kandahar View Post
    No. Who cares where it comes from? If you view the flag as a symbol of national pride and don't want to buy a Chinese-made American flag, then don't buy one. Leave me out of it. Protectionism is almost always a horrible idea.
    So you would pledge to a flag made by the Chinese? It isn't protectionism, it's about having some dignity and respect for your country and knowing the man or woman making that flag has respect for it as well. Flags are not a mass produced thing like say a Xbox or an iPod; there is a reason why we make those in China. Flags are a totally different story.
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    Re: Should American flags be made only in America?

    Quote Originally Posted by JohnWOlin View Post
    So you would pledge to a flag made by the Chinese?
    I wouldn't pledge allegiance to a piece of fabric at all. But if I did, the nationality of the people who made it wouldn't play any role in my decision.

    It isn't protectionism, it's about having some dignity and respect for your country and knowing the man or woman making that flag has respect for it as well.
    Why would I care if the man or woman making it has respect for it? And is that guaranteed if it's made in the United States? Granted I don't know much about the flag-making process, but I bet most of it is automated anyway. And I promise you that those robots making the flags don't have much respect for them.

    Flags are not a mass produced thing like say a Xbox or an iPod; there is a reason why we make those in China. Flags are a totally different story.
    No, flags are mass produced things exactly like Xboxes and iPods. If you attach some deeper significance to them, that's your business.
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    Re: Should American flags be made only in America?

    If you want to pay extra for an American flag, do it. Put Walmart out of business, why don't you?

    Most people prefer cheap. Flags are an instrument of empire.

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    Re: Should American flags be made only in America?

    Quote Originally Posted by Manc Skipper View Post
    If only America made American flags, where would the grateful citizens of countries you save get flags to wave at the arriving troops?
    ...or to burn.

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