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    Re: Should American flags be made only in America?

    Quote Originally Posted by JohnWOlin View Post
    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?
    I don't know enough about any of them to have an opinion on the phaseouts themselves. But I don't want the government mandating who you can buy those things from, especially based on spurious things like the manufacturer's nationality.

    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.
    If you want to know that the manufacturer "respects" the flag (whatever that means), that's fine. If that's an important factor in your decision, then by all means by your flag from someone who you think respects the flag, but it hardly necessitates a mandate for everyone else. That's nothing more than your personal preference.

    As for creating American jobs, this is simply false. Protectionism makes everyone worse off, because it reduces the consumers' purchasing power and only temporarily creates jobs in an inefficient industry. It's nothing more than a subsidy from the taxpayers and the consumers, to the manufacturer.
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    Re: Should American flags be made only in America?

    Not only Our Flags but the vast majority of our defense arms, with the a few exceptions reserved for out closest allies such as the UK, Canada, Australia, Japan, and Israel.

    Patriotism like charity should begin at home. Why allow places like China profit form our Patriotism?

    Sure it's fine for the Anti-American left but not real Americans.

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    Re: Should American flags be made only in America?

    Quote Originally Posted by obvious Child View Post
    You do know that's a contradiction no?

    And China is not Communist.
    Your theoretical definition of communism are irrelevent. For all intents and purposes, the Chinese are communist.

    Communist Party of China - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    There is no question. All this arguing about it is silly, and the point is moot. I'd say the Chinese communist know a hell of alot more about it than you. And you are off topic as well.

    Any point about the flag? American flag American-made only or what?

    I agree with some of the above points that there is no yes only or no only. Government flags should be made here, otherwise it's personal preference.
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    Re: Should American flags be made only in America?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kali View Post
    lol. We can grow cotton here. Don't get me started on textiles and what this has done to the South
    I knew freeing the slaves was going to hurt this country....
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    Re: Should American flags be made only in America?

    Quote Originally Posted by Zona View Post
    I knew freeing the slaves was going to hurt this country....
    I believe slaves were used to plant and pick cotton.Legal workers can do that now or they can use machines to do those things.
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    Re: Should American flags be made only in America?

    Quote Originally Posted by Zona View Post
    I knew freeing the slaves was going to hurt this country....
    Really, you must be pretty old to have had an opinion beforehand.
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    Re: Should American flags be made only in America?

    Quote Originally Posted by Councilman View Post
    Not only Our Flags but the vast majority of our defense arms, with the a few exceptions reserved for out closest allies such as the UK, Canada, Australia, Japan, and Israel.

    Patriotism like charity should begin at home. Why allow places like China profit form our Patriotism?

    Sure it's fine for the Anti-American left but not real Americans.
    The thing is, this seems to be a thing people from both sides will look at one way or the other. If you read, several conservatives and liberals in this thread agree with each other one way or the other.
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    Re: Should American flags be made only in America?

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    Your theoretical definition of communism are irrelevent. For all intents and purposes, the Chinese are communist.
    Ah so we're going with the whatever self proclaimed Communist have done is Communism. That includes Capitalism, private property rights and class societies.

    Congratulations, American, every nation is at some point Communism by such a definition.

    According to American, Switzerland and Lichtenstein are Communist because they practice capitalism and private property rights. See how stupid your definition is?

    There is no question. All this arguing about it is silly, and the point is moot. I'd say the Chinese communist know a hell of alot more about it than you.
    I'm not the one who just implicitly argued that Switzerland is Communist. You did.

    I do find it amusing that you are using the "they took the time to write it down, therefore it is true!" argument.
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