Posted by Jason Kaplan on

On Saturday, the United States of America will celebrate her 239th birthday. To us, that means fireworks, barbecues, block parties, and beer. But aside from our revelry, the day serves as a celebration of the very first thing America made.

A declaration.

That’s right—On July 4, 1776, the United States of America crafted an item independently for the first time. 

When in the course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature's God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.

This document would precede centuries of quality American craftsmanship, and spark our commitment to everything made here at home. 

Today, however, we live in a different, more connected, world. Our products come from foreign lands. We embrace it. It’s cheap and familiar. It’s what we know.

But the words of our Founding Fathers still bear striking relevance. As we become dependent on imported goods, we displace jobs from local communities and shrink our economy.

Isn’t it time we show the same courage they did? Isn’t it time to break away from what we know, and create something better?

So join us, this weekend, and depend on American-made goods.

Buy American. Be American.

It’s what our Founding Fathers would have wanted.

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