Made in USA Articles December 2013


Merry Christmas & Happy New Year!

Thanks to you and your support, we had another amazing year of growth! Seven years ago, I held my newborn daughter for the first-time. Looking into those bright eyes, I knew I had to do something for our nation’s future! What began as just a few voices has become the roar of tens of thousands! Here is my Christmas gift to you – A place where you are always welcome and can shop ethically for items made by OUR people. Many, many more family-owned USA suppliers and more USA products! Also, I will lead an intensive barrage of PR and lobbying against several so called “free-trade” deals coming down the pike that would kill American industry and jobs!

Yes, 2014 is going to be a tough and vital year for our effort. However, with Americans of every sort waking up to this Red, White and Blue issue, I am more optimistic than ever!

God Bless You and the United States of America! Merry Christmas, and may you and yours stay healthy throughout the New Year!

Very Sincerely,

Todd Todd Lipscomb Founder of


"Can Still Make Christmas" Issue

Thank you so much for your support this year! It has been intensely busy here, but that is a good thing! We have been operating seven days a week to get Christmas gifts to every corner of our nation!

The bad weather and shorter-than-usual time between Thanksgiving and Christmas has made this a tough shopping season.

Christmas is next Wednesday, but USPS will be delivering Priority Mail right through Tuesday the 24th. It is two to three days to any postal address in the nation, including Saturday.

With that in mind, we have created a special “Can Still Make Christmas” section. There are fun things for almost everyone in the family! For example, you’ll find many popular Green Toys, including their hard to find new Tractor and Sea Plane.

These items have been specially selected for this final push before Christmas. Come what may, a postman can still deliver Made in USA gifts made by family-owned businesses across our great nation!

Also, definitely useful and available before Christmas are our Gift Certificates! They never expire or lose any value. They’re good for any of the suppliers on, including any shipping costs. Plus, you don’t need to try to guess his/her size! Let them pick, while giving them a true Made in USA gift. E-mail or printed versions are available.


"Made in USA" Tried & True

Is it worth making a sacrifice to create jobs and keep our nation strong? Is it worth paying a price to insure there are safe, Made in USA products for our children? Are we ready to invest in something that can go a long way toward fixing our economy?

What if that “sacrifice” actually means buying better products? What if those items are usually so much better that they outlast imports from China and other second-rate manufacturing countries by five times or more? That means not just a better value, but better for the environment, too! The landfills are full of chintzy imports.

In the end, it is what we do that matters. The person who acts is worth a hundred who just complain.

To support our Made in USA Christmas effort, I have worked 42 days straight, including Thanksgiving, but your support has given me much to be thankful for.

Thanks to you, continues to grow by leaps and bounds. The big retail chains seem to want to profit from our nation’s decay, but I will prove that ethically run businesses can be a big part of the solution.

Our way of life is threatened, but in the darkness there were those who said NO--voices of every creed and color, from every kind of American background in our precious nation! In the beginning, we were a handful; now we are many tens of thousands and growing every day!

Thank you, and God Bless the United States of America!

Featured Supplier: Duluth Pack

Duluth Pack is an American icon! They have been making great products in Duluth, Minnesota since in 1882! They make wonderful backpacks, bags, sports bags and cases, leather wallets and belts. All amazing! Not cheap, but with this quality and a true lifetime warranty, a better value!


Vote "Made in USA" for Christmas

The American citizen has much more power than most of us realize! It’s true! We control 70% of our national economy. Business spending and government at all levels combined is only the remaining 30%! When “We the People” make a stand on what we buy or where we shop, a lot can happen!

For example, it was not that many years ago that organic foods were shunned by chain stores, and now they are everywhere. Why? Not because the chain stores wanted to stock them initially, but because they were faced with a choice: stock organic foods or lose customers. A relatively small, highly motivated, group of consumers changed things!

Those in government who claim that they would solve our problems don’t really have the power to do so. The government simply doesn’t play a large enough role in our economy to create the necessary impact. Those officials and their purported solutions are often a distraction from getting real things done.

With nearly every product purchase, we support our economy or some other nation’s. We vote with our dollars, in favor of the United States or against it. Our money literally leaks abroad when we buy imported goods; when we buy Made in USA, we put OUR people to work.

Many of OUR citizens out there are suffering! Creating more real jobs would do a lot of good. In fact, the good we do extends far beyond the value of that $1 we spend, because an “economic multiplier effect” occurs as all of the suppliers each manufacturer supports also benefit.

This is a pivotal moment in history. Will the greatest free nation ever created decide to renew itself, or will it fade into history in service of Mega-Mart’s “Low, low prices”?

I am not ready for The USA to go down. Not while my body draws breath! I don’t care what the sheep headed to Mega-Mart are doing: real Americans are taking notice and standing for our nation’s future!

Simply switching a few purchases a month to Made in USA makes a huge difference when enough of us do it.

This is a tough fight, but--God willing--we are going to turn this situation around! Thank you so much for your support, and God Bless the United States of America!

Featured Supplier: Battle Lake Outdoors

Battle Lake Outdoors has been making great backpacks and sports bags of nearly every sort for many years in (you guessed it) Battle Lake, Minnesota. Built to be super strong, while maintaining both their light weight and stylish looks, Battle Lake Outdoors is a supplier and I am proud to call a friend.

New Items:

The West Paw dog toys we added turned out to be so popular that we’ve added their Zisc floating Frisbee. It is great fun for pooches to chase and easy to pick up and fetch. It is made from materials that are completely safe for dogs (unlike some imported pet products) and is even dishwasher safe!