If you are a baby boomer you do indeed remember the American Indian who shed a single tear of sorrow because of those who thought so little of America as to blatantly toss garbage and trash in the streets, fields, and parks of this great and proud land.
If you are too young to recall that famous public service TV reference to protecting America's beauty then I'm sorry to tell you, those who shed tears now are the used-to-be workers once called "lint heads" in the Carolinas.
The auto workers once secure in their higher than average paying jobs now laid off and those remaining are working with uncertain futures. The U.S. cutters and garment workers that brought to life the great fashion designs from American designers, the steel workers that once contributed huge income tax revenues and a strong economy to Western Pennsylvania communities like Pittsburgh, and the many support industries that have fallen by the wayside.
Industries like packaging companies, box makers, screen printers who printed designs on a myriad of "Made in America" products like coffee cups, designer clothes, pens and pencils, and so much more. The button makers whose greatest customers was the clothing "Made here in America," the spinners that spun thread used to make the clothes, towels, sheets, and so much more that was once "Made in America", the auto parts manufacturers now facing extinction if the big three do not make it. The housewares that fill our kitchen cabinets, sit on our stove tops, brew our coffee, boil our water, and so much more that was also "once upon a time in America" made right here.
Hey y'all, in the late 60's I was working in the toy industry when and wherein imports were a mainstay in rack toy and peg item merchandising. My word, "whodaknownit" that outsourcing began so very long ago. Almost 100% of these type toys were imported from the then Crown Colony of Hong Kong and of course, the child-sweat shops of China. Little by little, more and more toys were being out-sourced. So much for America's sovereignty; its deterioration had begun to spread its manufacturing pandemic without looking back. Certainly political wheels were asleep then; but of recent times while the evidence of America's deteriorating sovereignty was apparent even to those blind in both houses they were simply busy kissing the "green filled" wallets tucked neatly in the ass pockets of the "bribacious" and oh so selfishly generous "specials interest groupies."
I've not research this, but so many times guests of supposed economic expertise speaking publically on news networks have attested that nations who give-up or loose their manufacturing base are soon the lose it all. But I ask you seriously, were those to whom we entrusted with our prosperity asleep at the wheel so many years ago? How long has this nap been persisting? Factually, there is no Ambien needed to deafen the ears and interests of those Cashocrats that work not for that which should be "Made in America" for Americans, but for that which is bulging their wallets and purses with bribes from so-called Interests that are indeed, to them Special.
Barack Obama while campaigning promised to change the way things are done in Washington; yet, after building a stimulus plan that deliberately benefits both ideologies, Senators the likes of John Kerry rise in objection of tax cuts for Americans thereby demonstrating more partisan political rhetoric. John Kerry and I am sure other Dems will with him fight these reachings-out without regard to the greater picture.
America and Americans are spinning with dizziness; no jobs, no money, laid-off, lost retirements, forfeited college dreams, losing homes, repossessed cars, begging for free healthcare in crowded emergency rooms, sleeping in parks and streets - on steam grids in the colder cities, waiting in food lines for a meal, asking strangers for hand-outs, no address - no welfare, no address - no social security, and more.
What the (expletive deleted) is wrong with the idiots, 30+ percent of whom have some degree of criminal histories, that take up space in the Congress and Senate? Can you not feel he pain of America? Can you not see despair in the eyes of hurting Americans? Moreover, do you not feel the "tears of Americans" dripping on the content of your belligerence? John Kerry and whoever feels so inclined to agree with you, get your heads out of your posteriors; it's time to give - if you don't they'll be nothing good for America and Americans to get!
In Jewish Law a get or ghet is a divorce document, which is presented by a husband to his wife to effect their divorce. The essential text of the get is quite short: "You are hereby permitted to all men," i.e., the wife is no longer a married woman, and the laws of adultery no longer apply. The ghet also returns to the wife the legal rights which a husband holds in regard to his wife in a Jewish marriage.
Ladies and gentlemen of the U.S. Senate and the U.S. Congress, give America a "ghet" from Free Trade; bring back our sovereignty; restore our pride in manufacturing that which once again shall be labeled "Made in America." Let it be known that our goods do not kill babies with lead, chemicals in toothpaste and in baby formula. Let it be known to those counties around the globe, you are free to entertain and woo others for ours is no longer a marriage. America herein and now gives you willingly your freedom.
No one anywhere in the world makes goods of greater quality and value than that which is "Made in America." Amen