America may be the strongest and greatest nation to ever exist…

But that doesn’t mean we can’t make some improvements, and it doesn’t mean that we don’t have our weak spots.

If there is one thing that the Wuhan virus has done for us…

It’s shown us where the cracks are.

Now, we’re not talking politics or policy; we’re talking about where we’re weakest as a nation…

It comes down to the simple fact that too many of our goods are made in the People’s Republic of China.

Now, don’t get me wrong…

Capitalism is an incredible thing—and, as Americans, we should always be free to make the most amount of money by getting the cheapest prices from wherever we can…but that may need to change going forward.

Too many of the supplies we need to combat the Wuhan virus are made in China…

Did you know that, because of the former trade deal with China, the communist country produces an estimated 97% of all antibiotics and 80% of the active pharmaceutical ingredients that are needed to manufacture drugs?

China cutting off supply now would be disastrous for our country!

And China knows it…

Things Need To CHANGE

Since going on lockdown because of the virus, the US has been finding itself behind the 8-ball when it comes to having ample medical supplies.

Respirators should not be an issue…

Medicine should not be an issue…

Hospital beds should not be an issue…

But they are and it’s time for us to get a little of the Spirit of the ’41 in us.

Back in World War II, while our boys were overseas fighting Nazis and the Japanese…

Americans stateside were making sacrifices for the good of all. Metal became scarce, as it was needed to make equipment and bullets for our guys on the front lines…

Food was rationed because we needed to be able to feed our troops.

For the first time, women entered the workforce en mass to pick up where our boys left off…

And we became one well-oiled machine because of their efforts!

Some Of That “Made In The USA” Mentality

Since then, we’ve been letting ourselves get metaphorically fat from the cheap prices that China offered us—but it’s time to get back to that good ol’ “Made In The USA” mentality.

Over the past three years, Trump has paved the way…

He’s rebuilt the American manufacturing machine to a point that the Wuhan virus may very well push us over the edge and put us right back where were during and AFTER World War II—making us an industrial and manufacturing powerhouse once again.

But people have to step up…

And they’re already starting to do just that.

Tesla founder Elon Musk has already gone on record, replying to a tweet about the shortage of ventilators. When asked about whether he’d repurpose Tesla factories to make medical equipment, Musk replied, “We will make ventilators if there is a shortage.”

Or this story by White House Trade Advisor, Pete Navarro, who relayed this American tale to Fox, “I got a call from a company Pernod Ricard … it makes alcoholic beverages. They had volunteered to make hand sanitizer using their alcohol. They had some obstacles, so I made three phone calls, one to the Treasury [Department], one to the [Federal Drug Administration], one to [Health and Human Services] to clear their obstacles out of the way in Trump time … and today we got a commitment that they’re going to start producing on Friday, and over time, we’re going to have 4,000 gallons a week [of hand sanitizer] and they’re going to be able to send it to the government at no cost.”

We need more stories like these…

We need more “America FIRST” in times of crisis…

It’s time we put aside the love of profit for a moment and just worried about our love for our country and our fellow man.

This wouldn’t be hard…

We just need to get through the next few weeks, and then we need to step up as a country to ensure NOTHING like this can EVER happen again.

Because next time…

It could be something worse.

 

 

“We must continue to ensure that the legacy of the Greatest Generation is preserved and protected so that all Americans can work to embody the ideals and values of those that came before them.” – Elise Stefanik