Why Buying American Made Products Is Important
United States manufacturing became world-renowned in the early 19th century when American companies successfully developed interchangeable parts for muskets and rifles. The Industrial Revolution utilized natural resources like cotton and minerals, lumber, coal and ores, and led to manufacturing and mining innovations from the development of steam power. Later on, with the invention of the internal combustion engine, Henry Ford led us into the Golden Age with his simplified assembly line, building automobiles available to the masses at an affordable price. United States manufacturing also became a fundamental building block for global invention, in the process aiding our own economic success as a nation, while placing us at the forefront of innovation for some three hundred years.
The current state of unemployment, underemployment, the economy, our soaring national debt and deficit have become constant topics of conversation, both in the public and political arenas. We have become almost comfortably-complacent in complaining about the latest employment dive, or the deplorable state of the economy, or criticizing Congress and the White House for their seemingly unproductive efforts to fix what ails the nation. The time has come for us however, to change the conversation from what’s happening to what can be done. By supporting hard working American manufacturers and their products, we can unite in an effort to raise employment, stimulate the economy, reduce both debt and deficit, and thereby do what we can to restore the Constitutional Republic of the United States to greatness again. There is an awful lot of power in We The People.