America is the only nation ever founded like a Church. “The Law of Nature and of Nature’s God … endowed by their Creator … with a firm reliance on the protection of divine Providence.” The United States of America was born God’s image and likeness.
A Blessed Land
America is still a blessed land. The first rays of sun that illuminate our nation’s capital each morning fall first upon the eastern side of its tallest building—the 555-foot monument to the father of our country. And there on its top, inscribed on the eastern side of the four-sided aluminum capstone are the Latin words Laus Deo (“Praise be to God”).1
These simple words, placed for the eyes of heaven alone, are a fitting reflection of George Washington’s deep conviction that the securing and maintaining of American liberty is owed to divine blessing, for which all Americans should humbly give thanks.1
Europe also has a sign. In 1950 the Council of Europe held a competition for the design of a flag. Arsène Heitz won with a flag placing Our Lady of Guadalupe’s crown of twelve stars on a field of blue, the traditional color of Mary’s mantle. It remains the official flag of the European Union (EU), “Designed with Mary in mind.”2
Why a Buy American Page
Most Americans are Christian. But we spend an inordinate amount of our money on foreign-made items, sending money earned by Christians to people who do not follow Christ’s teachings. Meanwhile, right here in America, satanic forces are doing all they can to remove Christianity from the public square while millions of unemployed Catholic and Protestant Christians don’t have financial resources to contribute to the American Catholic Lawyers Association, the Catholic League, or any of the numerous Christian Rights organizations.
Know the difference between Made in USA and Assembled in USA.
If I were unemployed, I’d spend a lot of my time promoting all-American companies. By doing that I’d get to know a lot of CEO’s of small to medium size businesses. And when I saw one hiring, I’d ask whether he’d be interested in a self-starter who’s already increasing his company’s business before he’s even on board.
Catholic social teaching emphasizes subsidiarity, the referral of all decisions to the lowest possible level of social organization, often the family. We’re Americans. We don’t have to wait for the government to do something. We can do a lot ourselves. If the big chains like Wal-Mart or Target won’t stock American products, we’ll abandon them and shop with people who do.
God Bless the USA 3:17