Astronaut Neil Armstrong definitely propelled the look of “staking a flag of pride” to another level when he did it on the moon. He planted an American flag that was notably made in America. Civil integrity bound each stitch and the flag is far heavier in “weight of representation” than the gravity-less moon would admit. Confirmation of such can be achieved by taking a trip to the moon, however, in the meantime you too, can stake pride and integrity in many if not all of your domestic conquers by choosing to support and purchase American grade products.
Beyond historical reasons let us take a look at other attractive dimensions that are worthy of review when buying American:
Quality will always trump quantity. We live in a world where we want everything delivered to us as fast as possible, for free; oftentimes meaning the product is made possible on the backs of low-income workers in foreign countries, working around the clock. Buying American requires a standard of quality-checks must be met. This may take a little longer to produce products and may even cost a tad bit more on the sticker, but in comparison to quality and piece of mind, the sticker should weigh minimal in statement.
Today’s manufacturing processes will always effect tomorrow’s environment. Take comfort in knowing that US manufacturing processes are much cleaner for the environment than many other countries; many brands sold here are produced in countries using dangerous, heavily polluting processes. When you purchase American-made product, you know that you’re helping to keep the world a little cleaner for your children.
Politics has no place in your purchasing decisions so forgo contributing to trade practices and agreements that you have not signed-off on personally and support local manufacturers who are producing in America. They will appreciate your support as much as you appreciate their efforts to be contributing job creators in America. It’s a win-win situation.
Finer taste does not mean buying abroad. When you avoid imported goods in favor of American-made items, you help ensure that the United States doesn’t find its access to vital goods impacted by political conflict.
Trendsetters set the pace and shriek following the crowd, so if you find that your social peers are collectively opting for foreign design tastes, by all means do acknowledge their style, in complement and do stay focused on the clarity of your own style. This would be the most optimum time to boast your “made in America” products and converse on the myriad of reasons why you upgraded in quality.
Because the American dollar isn’t an easy dollar to make, spending it wisely will always be in fashion. Choosing to buy American undoubtedly reflects a dimensional statement about your personal style, so make it official – purchase and raise your own flag of pride. You don’t have to be astronaut to make a statement. Buy American.