We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
"Buy America is a form of impoverishing economic poison"
Obviously the author has a bias and seeks to further his agenda. He tried really hard to convince us that losing jobs was better than paying too much for "American made iron and steel". Carrying his theory forward would we achieve ontological perfection if everyone in America were fired and we bought everything we consume from overseas suppliers? Usually those who favor "free trade" have a vested interest in "free trade". They are thinking with their pocketbook and are trying to convince us that they really have our best interests at heart. Buying American makes sense. When it comes to how our tax monies are spent it makes even more sense. Why would we prefer to support another countries economy in preference to our own country?