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    Should American flags be made only in America?

    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?
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    Re: Should American flags be made only in America?

    I don't really care where flags are made to be honest. I find the near worship that some people in America have for the flag to be a biit weird personally.
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    Re: Should American flags be made only in America?

    If it's important enough to someone that US flags be made in the US, they have the option to support only US flag-producing companies (how many could there possibly be?). Drafting, debating, passing and enforcing such a law just isn't worth the effort.

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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?
    If they are going to be used by the government and military then yes they should only buy American made flags seeing how the government should not encourage outsourcing. If a private individual wishes to buy a foreign made flag then sure, but it should be in big bold letters made in China(or what ever other country) on the package.
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    Re: Should American flags be made only in America?

    I would like to see nearly everything possible used in America made in America... and that includes the flag.
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    Re: Should American flags be made only in America?

    Stars and stripes should be made in USA period. Countless American men, boys really have died to protect the freedoms it represents. Having the flag made in a totalitarian, fascist, communist state such as China is like pissing on their graves.

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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?
    Anybody who says they should be mandated to be made only in the US doesn't understand the concepts of freedom and capitalism, IMO. However, having said that, this is one item in particular that I as an individual American am serious about and I am willing to search further and longer, and even pay a bit more if necessary, to buy a US-made flag.


    Quote Originally Posted by molten_dragon View Post
    I don't really care where flags are made to be honest. I find the near worship that some people in America have for the flag to be a biit weird personally.
    I agree with this. As seriously as I take our country, the whole flag worship thing sometimes crosses over into idol worship, IMO.

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    Re: Should American flags be made only in America?

    Quote Originally Posted by haymarket View Post
    I would like to see nearly everything possible used in America made in America... and that includes the flag.
    I completely agree, we've sold our sovereignty to other nations in the world by buying finished goods from them. Sad.


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    Re: Should American flags be made only in America?

    No, and who cares where they are made.

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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?
    Doesn't matter.

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