Daily Revolt

July 03, 2007

Laws Require Flags to be Born in USA

There is still some patriotism left. This is no-brainer. American flags should be made in America, case closed. The question is why hasn't the U.S. Congress passed such a law for the nation. The answer is simple: they have been bought off by the powerful pro-business, pro-China lobby. I would be curious to know what Republicans thought about such laws:
Minnesota has passed the strongest measure, a new law that goes into effect at year's end requiring every Old Glory sold in state stores to be domestically produced. Violations are a misdemeanor, punishable by up to a $1,000 fine and 90 days in jail.

In Arizona, schools and public colleges were required starting July 1 to outfit every classroom from junior high up with a made-in-the-USA flag. Tennessee requires all U.S. flags bought via state contract to be made here, and similar bills are moving forward in both New Jersey and Pennsylvania.

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