Made in America
The Minnesota House of Representatives passed a bill that would require flags sold in Minnesota to be made in the United States.
According to Minnesota Public Radio, opponents of the bill say that it is wrong to ban foreign made flags. They contend that foreign flag-makers might ponder American ideals as they sew the star spangled banner.
The bill passed after an anti-flag burning amendment was stricken from the bill.
WCCO reports that Representative Larry Howes, a Republican from Walker, MN, made a speech before the vote in which he said among his ancestors was Betsy Ross, the woman who supposedly sewed the first American flag with stars and stripes.
The bill passed 83-46