This columnist normally shies away from re-printing stuff coming over the Internet. Let’s make an exception in this case — a piece popping up on e-mail in-boxes across the country as we gear up for the Christmas holiday. It’s titled “Birth of a New Tradition” and its authorship is a bit murky, so apologies to whoever wrote it. Your thoughts are appreciated. My thanks to Frances Bryant of Sanderson.
As the holidays approach, the giant Asian factories are kicking into high gear to provide Americans with monstrous piles of cheaply produced goods — merchandise that has been produced at the expense of American labor. This year will be different.
This year Americans will give the gift of genuine concern for other Americans. There is no longer an excuse that, at gift-giving time, nothing can be found that is produced by American hands.
Yes there is!