December 8, 2008
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"He, therefore, who is now against domestic manufacture, must be for reducing us either to dependence on that foreign nation, or to be clothed in skins, and to live like beasts in dens and caverns. I am not one of these." President Thomas Jefferson
Hard to believe another year is almost over. 2008 has been a tragedy for our republic. So many have suffered and sadly, it's going to get so much worse beginning early next year. While Christmas is just another "holiday" for millions, it is the celebration of the birth of Jesus Christ by Christians world wide. While I am one of those who believes Jesus was not born on December 25th, tradition through out the world sets aside that day to celebrate his birth.
It's real easy to get caught up in the commercial frenzy. I've seen it escalate over the past decade into absurd proportions and the recent, senseless death of a Wal Mart employee in New York by a herd of animals is simply beyond words. The reason for the season, Jesus, has been trampled by the desire for cheap electronic trash from our enemy, the communist Chinese. I convinced my family many years ago to stop the commercial shopping spree. Back then my mommy was 74. The shopping and endless lines at the post office stressed her out so bad, where was the good will and cheer for her? Some members of my family, siblings and extended family, live like millions of others trying to stay afloat and for them, Christmas used to be nothing but a huge financial obligation accompanied by tons of stress. All that has gone away as we remember the birth of our Lord and Savior. The little ones continue to get gifts and we all make sure those gifts are Made in America.
Might I respectfully request YOU make this an American Christmas? I don't need to rehash the dire situation with the economy and jobs. Congress refuses to implement the solutions and impostor "president-elect," Marxist Barack Hussein Obama's announcement of a 21st-Century New Deal should scare everyone to death. However, you, me, our family members, friends and colleagues can do a lot this Christmas season to put money into OUR economy and support American jobs.
There's a section on my web site, Made in America. (For full disclosure: I receive no financial compensation for any recommendations and that includes the reading and DVD/CD resources.) There you will find sources to tens of thousands of products made here in our country by our fellow country men and women. This list is updated fairly regularly. I buy from these sources; let me give you a few examples. Coffee makers are a popular gift. I own a BUNN. It was made in the USA. A little pricey, but worth every penny and their product line is on sale right now. This type of product lasts for years, so if you divide the number of years by cost and figure how much you use it, you can see it's quite cost effective and we keep Americans employed. If you want to purchase a gift like this for say, your parents, all the kids chip in and make it one, quality gift!
I recently purchased sheets and a comforter from Ceilia Rachel (on-line). Their beautiful products are all made in America. My old shower curtain for the guest bath finally saw it's last days, so I purchased a really nice natural cotton one from Bean Products, Inc. My husband just purchased some cute little toys for his one year old grand daughter. Again made in America by Maple Landmark. Want to burn healthy candles this Christmas? Try Gelissimo's great product line; very pet friendly. From tools to winter clothing (and for your furry friend!), socks for diabetics (people rave about them), gym equipment - you name it - you can buy made in America. Click here.
The more products we purchase from American companies, the more competitive they will become. The more we demand Made in America from big retailers, the more they will seek out these companies as suppliers. The more clothing we buy from American companies, the more jobs we create along with quality and competition. Look at the toys being sold in this country. One in three are toxic and almost all toys have been made in communist China for the past 15 years. Medications are tainted. Fruit is tainted. The list is endless. Is this what you want to give as a gift to your loved ones or put in your body? I say buy American or go without. Retailers will and are getting the message. Another excellent resource to buy American is Roger Simmermaker's excellent publication, 'How Americans Can Buy American'; click here.
May I also recommend some excellent reading sources as gifts? 'Your Right to Know' is a must have book. Americans are being poisoned by food sources that are flat out unhealthy for your body. Many have a difficult time in making decisions about what types of foods are safe. This book is an excellent resource; click here. 'Safe Streets In The Nationwide Concealed Carry Of Handguns' by John Longenecker, is a great book; click here.
Of course, I also highly recommend Dr. Edwin Vieira's book on the constitutional militia, 'Constitutional Homeland Security: A Call for Americans to Revitalize the Militia of the Several States. Volume I, The Nation in Arms.' You can purchase a copy directly from Edwin by sending $19.95 to Dr. Edwin Vieira, 52 Stonegate Court, Front Royale, VA 22630. His book, 'How to Dethrone the Imperial Judiciary' is also a superbly written book; click here. Michael Mims book, 'The Underground Lawyer', is an extraordinary piece of work for anyone interested in the law and beating down judicial corruption; click here.
NewsWithViews.com has so many excellent publications in their book section and also extremely well done and critically important CDs and DVDs, please forgive me if I leave out your favorite. We can continue to educate ourselves and our fellow Americans using these valuable resources. Whether you or a loved one has a particular interest in the law, our food supply, educational, cultural or religious issues, I hope you will check out the selection; see the links here and here. While there are so many great choices in the DVD section, some of my favorites are: A More Perfect Union: America Becomes A Nation, Understanding The North American Union and Public Private Partnerships. Hollywood's War on God, and World According to Monsanto.
Companies like Motorola dumped on American workers who built companies like Motorola into power houses. They out sourced design engineering and research and development jobs to India and said drop dead to American workers. I refuse to do business with any company that has betrayed our workers. Now, Motorola is rated in the junk category by S & P. Bring those jobs home to America and people like me will buy your products. Think I'm kidding? I haven't owned a toaster since 1995 or so. My old one died after the unconstitutional NAFTA treaty was signed into law by Bill Clinton. I can't find a toaster made here in America so I go without.
For those who support "free" trade, the destruction of those treaties is the wasteland out there across our land. For those who yell, "Reject protectionism!" you are foolish and anti-American. We have the absolute right and obligation to protect OUR job bases. MILLIONS of good paying, steady jobs have been lost from these unconstitutional trade treaties. We need to bring them home by buying American. We need our factories to reopen and provide good jobs, not paper pushing for some state, county or federal agency that produces nothing.
America has become a nation of service oriented jobs that is so dangerous to our survival, people better wake up and start supporting the rebuilding of our most important job bases. Fair trade is good. Free trade has brought the destruction of our most important job sectors (ag, manufacturing, industrial) to line the pockets of Congress and their big money donors. CAFTA, NAFTA and GATT have all but killed off a productive nation. Stop buying foreign fruits and veggies. It's bad for OUR economy and your health. By buying American you will also help reduce the trade deficit.
A very wise man by the name of Ezra Taft Benson, former Secretary of Agriculture during the Eisenhower Administration, addressed this issue in his magnificent book, An Enemy Hath Done This, pg 155:
"Already, I can hear the chorus chanting "Isolationism, isolationism, he's turning back the clock to isolationism." How many use that word without having the slightest idea of what it really means! The so-called isolationism of the United States in past decades is a pure myth.
"What is isolationism? Long before the current trend of revoking our Declaration of Independence under the guise of international cooperation, American influence and trade was felt in every region of the globe. Individuals and private groups spread knowledge, business, prosperity, religion, good will and, above all, respect throughout every foreign continent. It was not necessary then for America to give up her independence to have contact and influence with other countries. It is not necessary now.
"Yet, many Americans have been led to believe that our country is so strong that it can defend, feed and subsidize half the world, while at the same time believing that we are weak and "interdependent" that we cannot survive without pooling our resources and sovereignty with those we subsidize. If wanting no part of this kind of "logic" is isolationism, then it's time we brought it back into vogue."
As our family still does gifts for the little ones, I give learning gifts to my neice and nephew. Not violent video games that rot the mind and soul of America's children and teens. A couple of years ago, it was a family pass to the Las Vegas Natural History Museum. If memory serves me correctly, the one year family pass was something like $45.00 and the kids had a wonderful time - all year long. When they moved to Colorado Springs, I sent a couple of gifts: A one year family membership to the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo and tickets to see the caverns and Seven Falls. This keeps the money local and supports local jobs - not jobs in communist China, communist Hong Kong, communist Viet Nam, the Philippines, Chile or our enemy, Mexico. A personalized gift like this creates family memories instead of junk that falls apart in a couple of months.
This situation is going to get very, very bad in the coming year. We the people will be the ones to save our republic, not mother government. You, me, our friends, family, neighbors and business colleagues: It's up to us and the first gigantic step is to keep jobs here and reject more federal and state interference into our free markets before we become a full blown communist country.
Might I also humbly suggest that when you see a Salvation Army volunteer, you drop a quarter or even a dollar in their bucket? During the Christmas season, these dedicated, Christian men and women are at post offices throughout the country. Every time I go to the post office from Thanksgiving through Christmas, I drop one dollar into their bucket. It adds up to maybe $25.00, but if everyone put a little something in a few times during the season, we can feed those in true need in our towns and cities and help those who really do need a helping hand. Food banks across the country are in dire need. I know because I donate to a good one here in Big Spring. Instead of that $1.75 soda at the gas station, maybe drop the money in the bucket when you see a Salvation Army volunteer. Remember: "But for the Grace of God, that could be me."
While we celebrate December 25, 2008 for the right reason, Jesus Christ, I am hopeful that Americans, if they do gift buying, will make the effort to support our country and our workers. I wish you and yours a safe and blessed Christmas.
1 - Before you buy Made in Communist China: I can still hear their screams
buy this Fisher Price doll: Little Mommy (video) propaganda recording
2 - China's oranges suspected of maggot infestation
3 - China's contaminated food scandal widens
4 - China: Company knew of tainted milk for weeks
5 - Dog meat off the menu during Beijing Olympics
6 - Made in China: tainted food, fake drugs and dodgy paint
7 - China recalls tainted leukemia drugs; returns tainted pork
8 - China: Tainted Drugs Tied to Maker of Abortion Pill; "state" owned company
9 - FDA Tracked Tainted Chinese Drugs 10 Years Ago
1 - What are some of the most common misconceptions about Jesus Christ’s birth? Was he born on Dec. 25th?