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How long has it been since you truly looked at labels when buying something?  I want to challenge you to do that the next time you are out shopping. See how difficult it is to find something made in America.

Before anyone get’s their panties in a wad, let me say I realize it is a global economy these days.  In fact I have readers to this very blog from 74 countries around the world.  I want to thank each and every one of you who takes time to read my posts. I’m humbled and grateful for all of you. No matter where you are located you can buy American made products. So try them out if you haven’t.

I suppose that I have known for years now about the decline in American manufacturing. Hell I’ve worked in transportation for damn near three decades. I’ve witnessed it first hand. But it has gone on too long. We barely have anything made here anymore.

I recently tried to find a pair of black boots made in America. The huge boot store I was shopping in didn’t have any. In fact they had very few American made boots period. I couldn’t make myself pay over $200 for a pair made in China. I could not nor would not buy them.  This was the straw that broke this ole boys back.  I decided right then and there that I would do everything in my power to find, purchase and promote American made products.

That’s where you come in. I want to know about American made products. I want to hear from you. Send me messages here on my blog. Make a comment to this post and I will see them.  We can make a difference. We can get this grass roots effort going. Let’s share all the American made products that we love and use. Let’s reward these companies for keeping their jobs here. Let’s reward them for standing on the principal  of American made by American workers. We can bring this country of ours back to the greatness that it once was.

I believe this. I also believe you do too. The time is now. Step up and do your part.  I look forward to hearing from you.

“But there was no need to be ashamed of tears, for tears bore witness that a man had the greatest of courage, the courage to suffer.”

Viktor E. Frankl
Man’s Search For Meaning