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Thread: Should American flags be made only in America?

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    Re: Should American flags be made only in America?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kali View Post
    The USA would gain putting more folks back in the work force as they would probably create more factory jobs to make these flags. Anything that gets our citizens back to work right now? I support!

    Damn all this shipping our jobs overseas. We should make it so costly on these big biz. that ship out jobs overseas that they will find it best to keep the work here at home where it should be.
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    It's not that americans like more the china's flag. It's just that China produce the best cotton.
    USA can't make coffea and bananas. Only Brasil can.
    USA can't produce wine like it is produced in Italy.

    Even by politics, no one can change import-export system.

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    Re: Should American flags be made only in America?

    I think where it's made is less important than your personal principles.

    If you believe that American flags should be an American product, then the proper course of action is to buy only flags made in America.
    I won't personally fly a flag made in another country, especially China.... but that's a personal principle of mine and shouldn't be made into law.

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    Re: Should American flags be made only in America?

    They don't put the ashes of dead soldiers in the stitches, y'all. They're just pieces of fabric. We don't need to worship symbols. It's more important to understand the ideals behind the symbols.
    Last edited by MuchConfetti; 10-30-11 at 11:42 PM.

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    Re: Should American flags be made only in America?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kandahar View Post
    I thought you said it was all about respect for the flag rather than protectionism. Make up your mind.



    I'm sure it has nothing to do with the fact that the two most powerful congressmen are from Ohio and Virginia, and is strictly based on what's in the best interests of the American people.
    Considering it is apparently the oldest flag manufacture in the United States and they made flags for the Union during the Civil War yeah..not sure it has anything to do with John Bohener or Eric Cantor (I think is what you are getting at?)
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    Re: Should American flags be made only in America?

    If I have to import US flags from the states, they may become prohibitively expensive to burn.

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    Re: Should American flags be made only in America?

    The USA can produce cotton and did so in the past!!!!!!!!!!! BTW. We can also produce wine and other stuff on your dumb list.
    Last edited by Kali; 10-31-11 at 12:15 AM.
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    Re: Should American flags be made only in America?

    Quote Originally Posted by JohnWOlin View Post
    Considering it is apparently the oldest flag manufacture in the United States and they made flags for the Union during the Civil War yeah.
    Good for them. If that matters to you in your purchasing decisions, then by all means buy flags from them.

    not sure it has anything to do with John Bohener or Eric Cantor (I think is what you are getting at?)
    It's certainly not because the federal government wants to do what's in the best interests of the American people. I could give a damn where flags are manufactured. If I were so inclined to buy an American flag in the first place (which I'm not), I'd buy it from whoever would sell me the best product at the lowest price, regardless of their nationality. The government should generally operate under similar principles for goods/services it purchases...and it certainly shouldn't set up protectionist barriers to trade for other consumers.
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    Re: Should American flags be made only in America?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kandahar View Post
    Good for them. If that matters to you in your purchasing decisions, then by all means buy flags from them.



    It's certainly not because the federal government wants to do what's in the best interests of the American people. I could give a damn where flags are manufactured. If I were so inclined to buy an American flag in the first place (which I'm not), I'd buy it from whoever would sell me the best product at the lowest price, regardless of their nationality. The government should generally operate under similar principles for goods/services it purchases...and it certainly shouldn't set up protectionist barriers to trade for other consumers.
    So your opinion on this matters even less to me. Thanks for clearing that up.
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    Re: Should American flags be made only in America?

    Quote Originally Posted by JohnWOlin View Post
    So your opinion on this matters even less to me. Thanks for clearing that up.
    Hey bud, YOU are the one who wants to force your purchasing decisions on the rest of the country. I'm not asking you to refrain from buying a flag just because I don't want one. So you should show everyone else the same courtesy instead of demanding that no one else buy a flag made in China just because YOU don't want one made in China. This is jingoistic protectionism at its worst.
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    Re: Should American flags be made only in America?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kandahar View Post
    Hey bud, YOU are the one who wants to force your purchasing decisions on the rest of the country. I'm not asking you to refrain from buying a flag just because I don't want one. So you should show everyone else the same courtesy instead of demanding that no one else buy a flag made in China just because YOU don't want one made in China. This is jingoistic protectionism at its worst.
    So where were you on the decision of forcing people to buy an HDTV or a digital receiver? What about the fact that the government is forcing energy efficiency with light bulbs essentially phasing out several types of incandescent bulbs and phasing out several American jobs?

    Once again I fail to see how wanting the American flag to be made in America and only in America is a bad thing. If other countries applied the same regulations I'm not going to hate on them, to me it only makes sense.
    "We’re going to close the unproductive tax loopholes that allow some of the truly wealthy to avoid paying their fair share. In theory, some of those loopholes were understandable, but in practice they sometimes made it possible for millionaires to pay nothing, while a bus driver was paying ten percent of his salary, and that’s crazy." -Reagan

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