Made In The U.S.A.

Lelia, you’ve got me on my knees. Lelia, I’m beggin darlin please.

In Adventures on April 4, 2009 at 12:38 am

Lelia’s comment is really lingering in my peanut-sized brain.

For those of you who don’t read every word of this blog, here’s a recap:

I wrote a post about what Buying American means to me. The impact it has, at least in theory, was what I was pondering when I wrote about why one should carry out a project such as this.

Lelia wrote a great comment, but called me out a bit for promoting protectionist policies. She says the process is actually a bad thing.

My initial reaction was to defend my plan. I don’t regret the points that I made, but in terms of the scope of the project, I regret challenging Lelia’s challenge to me. I think I failed by discounting a differing opinion. As I recall, when I started this project that was part of the point–to figure out if buying American was in fact a worthwhile cause.

So Lelia, many apologies for my knee-jerk rebuttal. Thanks for the feedback, and rest assured I will ponder it more as this quest wears on.

I still hope you’re wrong. But I’ll wait to decide.


  1. I believe your initial response was very fair.

    I also agree with Lelia, There certainly are issues with everyone buying solely USA made products. But, let’s be honest, that will never happen unless we stop importing. It is true that competition drives down prices, and I would simply like to have the choice.

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