I love this country!
I love the country which is the United States and the ideal which is America. I get choked up at patriotic songs and the sight of a Marine. I'm proud of what we are supposed to be....we are the good guys!
That said....ugh! What a mess we are in!
I was thinking about this on my morning hike. Wondering if we were doomed, living in the decline of the American Dream? I hope not! We've gone through things before, and as a country we rallied and prevailed. What I see different right now is the attitude.
There is a history of Americans coming together when times are tough, when we are threatened or challenged. I think it's time to do it again. Look at the past for examples of this.
WWII is a perfect example. Everything went to the "war effort"! People conserved to send rubber, iron, grain, butter to our fighting boys over seas. Women went to work and men went to war. We sacrificed and came together. What about 9-11? Hurricane Katrina? Name it....if we see a threat, we come together to help each other and pull ourselves out of it.
Our economy is a mess! And I just don't see this attitude. And I'm not talking about taxes on the "rich." Sheesh.....sacrifice is NOT taking from others. What about buying American. Remember the old ads?
"Look for the Union Label"
What's wrong with supporting an American job? I did just that this morning. It took some looking. I hit Walmart today to pick up school supplies and necessities for my son. This included some white T shirts. I was thinking about this topic since this morning. As I was shopping, I thought to look to see where the T shirts were made. Honduras! Ok....Then I started looking at labels, and I found some made in the USA. They were more expensive....75¢ difference. I bought 3.
I get it....it adds up.
But what if we all did this....just a little bit. Wouldn't that revive OUR economy? What if we all took a tiny bit of our cash and invested in American companies? What if we all did a little more marketing this week and found ONE extra deal?
Just thinking out loud!