Two years ago I made a New Year’s resolution. I had been thinking about the high rate of unemployment in this country and how our economic troubles are made so much worse by the enormous number of goods we import each year. We would be so much better off if we created jobs by making those goods here in America. We just need more Americans to demand goods made in the USA.
So I said to myself, I might not be able to change the way Americans shop, but I can certainly change the way I shop, and I refuse to continue to contribute to a problem that is causing so much economic pain for so many. From now on I’m buying American!
That was the New Year’s resolution I made to myself two years ago. I originally set out to do it for one year, but once I completed the first year, I didn’t even consider stopping there. I found out that once you buy American for a few months it becomes second nature.
While this experience hasn’t been easy, it has been very rewarding. I feel good knowing I am doing my part to create jobs when I buy the things I need. From shoes, to clothes, to furniture, to cars, practically everything I buy is made in USA. Those purchases are creating jobs in Virginia where I live and in places across the country. Looking back, deciding to buy American is one of the best decisions I have made. I do not regret it at all.
My New Year’s resolution this year is to make a concerted effort to get more people to commit to buying American. I know there are millions of Americans that are willing to do it. We just need to find those people and ask them to join our growing buy American movement. If we get enough people to do it, we can make a real difference by creating jobs at a time that so many Americans need work.
I may have already asked you in the past, but if you are reading this I am asking you again right now.
Please consider taking the buy American challenge. Buying American is the one thing you can do every day to help create jobs for Americans. What better time to begin than at the start of a new year?
If you will do it, you will be doing your part to get our country back on the right track.
Commit to buying American this New Year. It is a resolution you won’t regret making.
Until next time, here’s to doing what we can to support our country by buying American.