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I was surprised this month by unusual patriotism. As usual when shopping for American-made products, I couldn’t find what I wanted made here. When this occurs, I usually get a hold of the manager to demand U.S.-made goods.

To my surprise, at B&C True Value on the Nevada City Highway, the manager went and got me a sales flyer for American-made goods only. I have never seen a store stand up and proclaim this unusual patriotism of buying American. Every time you buy a Chinese-made “whatever,” you are supporting the Chinese military and throwing another American out of work. Your choice … while you wave that flag.

Tom Woods



Nevada City


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