The death of the American steel industry is fine with the likes of the Wall Street Journal, Forbes and the Cato Institute. They say Americans should thank foreign states that violate international trade laws by subsidizing their steel industries.
Did the contributions of our movement rival that of the labor movement, women's suffrage, the civil rights movement or the Vietnam War protests? The obvious answer is no but in its way, the American Agriculture Movement was equally necessary.
It's easy for Congress to show it cares about American security, the American economy and American manufacturing. All it takes is a vote to secure and upgrade a dam. And, you know, the rest of the nation's infrastructure.
Shuttered factories and off-shored manufacturing are sapping American strength. Manufacturing needs help, and with unemployment stuck at 9.5 percent, so do the American people. "Make it in America" is that aid.