From the lakes of Minnesota to the hills of Tennessee, our flags are made in China and shipped across the sea….
Huffington Post reported in 2013 that 94% of US flags are made in China. Now, 2016, that number is likely to be closer to 98%! Why? Because no matter how much pride Americans have in our country, we’re still cheap.
Kind of ironic that buying a flag and you think you’re being patriotic, when actually you’re being anti-patriotic. You’re actually pledging your allegiance to China. Also, interesting to note that our government that owes trillions to China, banned Chinese made flags in the military. I guess the flag is symbolic and that was a symbolic gestures. Not to worry China, we will still buy everything else from you.
Although the US actually exports things to China, like soybeans, airplanes and cotton, we still import way more from them. And we will gladly ship bland soybeans as long as they continue to ship over the magical fruit, Goji berries that we can’t get enough of. Like literally, can’t get enough of, we can’t really grow it. Even an outfit called “Goji Farm USA” admits that “We use imported dried goji berries from China as well as our own domestically grown berries.” Which is a nice way of saying that they used both berries that were harvested this year in their product.
But back to the flag. Put your money where your mouth is, if you are flag shopping buy one made in the US. There are some made in Valley Forge, Fairbury, Wisconsin, and apparently Kansas. And put your mouth where your money is, buy local US made produce and agriculture.
If you’re not buying a flag made in the US, you might as well be waving this flag: