WHAT??? You actually blame the government for the choices the CONSUMERS have made for many decades?? And then you call others ignorant??
The choice to buy American products was there in abundance, but consumers have made a clear choice to buy cheaper (or let‘s face it, in some cases also better) foreign-made products. What was the government supposed to do? Take the decision out of the people‘s hands by artificially inflating the prices of foreign goods? Because the people are too stupid to make a decision that is beneficial to them, the government has to step in? Wow, you are one of those big-government kind of guys who want the government to make choices for the people against what they would do.
Consumers had the choice, and they chose the cheaper products, so the choices diminished. But they are still there. You say there is no choice? You say we can only buy products made in China? Wow, you are the worst kind of liar, because you are lying to yourself. You can still buy clothes made in the US for example, if you really want to. So do you? DO YOU?!? Of course not, because they are significantly more expensive. You are waiting for the government to increase the prices on clothes from Bangladesh to force you to buy American clothes. Because you need the government to be a mother to you and to have the idealism in reality that you only have in words, not in deeds.
When you say there is no choice to buy American products, you are lying to yourself to justify your bargain-hunting buying habits that trump your idealism. The American people had a choice. They still have a choice. They make that choice every day: By buying cheaper foreign-made products. And so do you. Don‘t call other people ignorant for recognizing that your idealism is only skin deep, that you expect others to force you to do what you think is right.
But hey, let‘s just say others who don‘t agree with you are anti-American. You don‘t have any arguments, so let‘s just use that. I wonder sometimes if people like you use that all the time. Your wife complains to you that you didn’t do the groceries. Your answer: „You are obviously anti-American! No use arguing with people like you!“ You are buying foreign-made products when you believe that it is wrong and when you have a choice to buy American products. Then you call OTHER people anti-American just for recognizing a problem that you are happily blind to. You are such a joke. An unfunny one though.