The Flag Stands for Freedom, So Let's Make Sure We Don't Have Too Much of It


Minnesota Rep. Tom Rukavina understands that freedom isn't free:

A move is on in state legislatures to ensure that the flags folks will be flying and buying this Independence Day were made on this fruited plain.

Minnesota has passed the strongest measure, a new law that goes into effect at year's end requiring every Old Glory sold in state stores to be domestically produced. Violations are a misdemeanor, punishable by up to a $1,000 fine and 90 days in jail.

"The biggest honor that you can give the flag is that it be made by American workers in the United States of America," said [Democratic Rep. Tom Rukavina]. "Nothing is more embarrassing to me than a plastic flag made in China. This replica of freedom we so respect should be made in this country."

I really can't think of any better way to celebrate freedom than jailing Americans who buy flags. In the freest world imaginable, Chuck Schumer's import czar would hunt down and kill anyone who generates tax revenue by trading with a foreign national.

Via Kip Esquire.