“To be upon friendly terms with, but independent of, all the nations of the earth.”
The gift of dominion over our earth which has been entrusted to humankind consists of many responsibilities. Protection of human rights and freedoms, conservation of the environment and its resources, and the preservation and enhancement of our worlds standard of living, are just a few of the obligations the Creator has given us.
The American Founders recognized these gifts (from “The Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God”) in the Declaration of Independence which preceded our US Constitution. The principals expressed in our Bill of Rights and Constitution stand out among the 190+ nations of our world. The success of the American Experiment formulated by our Founding Fathers has inspired men and women around the globe to attain their liberty and advance their own standard of living. The prosperity of America and its vibrant economy has helped all of the nations of the world to grow their infrastructure and sustain themselves. Thru American support; purchase of their products and foreign aid, many foreign countries have achieved considerable economic and social progress over the past decades.
The process of outsourcing our jobs and manufacturing has created wealth and helped to promote freedom in some of the nations that now export products to America. We the American people have helped the world to increase its self-sustaining production, but these actions have also contributed to a massive foreign owed debt, domestic lost tax revenues, and environmental issues in foreign countries that are beyond our control.
There are many other negative results of outsourcing. US made products have been considered to be some of the best made in the world. A growing threat to our nation is product and intellectual property theft. We lose billions of dollars a year due to “theft of trade secrets and infringements on products that can impact consumers’ health and safety, such as counterfeit aircraft, car, and electronic parts”. Our own homeland jobs and US manufacturing base has been diminished by the lack of US made material and product production. Many of our replacement parts are no longer US made; this could result in major hardship if events beyond our control were to disable foreign manufacturing industries. Visit our Why buy USA page. This exchange of obligations has put our standard of living in jeopardy, and created an obstacle to upholding the responsibilities mentioned above.
Now is the time to buy US made products
In order to reverse this course we as a nation need to be made aware of our own American made products, and change our buying habits, which will enhance our own self-determination. Now it is time to renew our nation, and create a more secure and energized America. This transition to a self-support system, can enhance America’s safety and prosperity, and will show the rest of the world how to manage their new responsibilities which they have received.
“My policy has been, and will continue to be, while I have the honor to remain in the administration of the government, to be upon friendly terms with, but independent of, all the nations of the earth. To share in the broils of none. To fulfill our own engagements. To supply the wants, and be carriers for them all: Being thoroughly convinced that it is our policy and interest to do so.”
George Washington to Gouverneur Morris, December 22, 1795
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“The safety and prosperity of nations ultimately and essentially depend on the protection and blessing of Almighty God; and the national acknowledgement of this truth is not only an indispensable duty, which the people owe to him, but a duty whose natural influence is favorable to the promotion of that morality and piety, without which social happiness cannot exist, nor the blessings of a free government be enjoyed.”
Thanksgiving Proclamation, March 23, 1798
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“The great rule of conduct for us in regard to foreign nations is in extending our commercial relations, to have with them as little political connection as possible. So far as we have already formed engagements, let them be fulfilled with perfect good faith. Here let us stop.”
~ George Washington~
Washington’s Farewell Address 1796
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“Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other.
~ John Adams~
Letter to the Officers of the First Brigade of the Third Division of the Militia of Massachusetts, October 11, 1798
The Works of John Adams