Should we buy American?

In a recent blog post, I made reference to the ABC News series that if only 5% of our businesses were to buy only American made products, we would increase the number of jobs in this country by 250,000!

A funny thing happened when I watched television the other day … Harry’s Law. The protagonist was arrested by a police officer for driving a Mercedes in a small town that made it illegal to own, drive or park a foreign vehicle in the town!

Though coincidental, this program takes the idea to its ultimate. The argument in opposition to the law, obviously, was the Commerce Clause (and perhaps not so obviously, the First Amendment) …  One point of the story was that this country was founded on the principles of of tolerance and inclusiveness; that is our strength.


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