Buying American Cars Does NOT Make You a Patriot

There’s a double standard when it comes to many conservatives and buying American made cars.

It is often implied that it is patriotic to buy American and practically a betrayal to buy foreign made vehicles. But is it really our patriotic duty to buy inferior products?

America’s biggest automakers are nearly all on the government dole.

In addition to being on welfare, the American automakers are all run by unions.
So purchasing an American made car in fact supports unions who in turn funnel money to the Democratic Party.

Union leadership has led to a steady decrease in manufacturing quality and an increase in cost.

One need only look at General Motors and their massive list of dangerous recalls to see what kind of quality their line represents today.

Furthermore, many of the domestic automakers buy parts that are made overseas, anyways.

The ‘American made’ label is usually a misnomer, as the parts under the hood are often made in Japan or China.

Conversely, many foreign automakers have plants in the United States, employ Americans, and manufacture their vehicles right here, free of union interference.

Subaru, for example, has produced quality, affordable cars, manufactured in America for decades.

When the British forced an inferior and heavily taxed tea on the American colonists, many turned to Dutch-supplied tea which was smuggled into the country.

They sought quality and affordability and felt it was unfair to be made to support the East India Tea Company just because it was British.

The lesson is that the principles of market competition were valued by our founders, and that free and open trade is beneficial to consumers.

It isn’t patriotic to buy an inferior automobile. Using your money to find the best value offered on the market is both wise and in keeping with American traditions.
If American automakers want our money, they should earn it!

Let them make a better product and American consumers will once again rejoice in owning American cars. Until then, it is an open market.