Many American flags atop government buildings are made by prisoners


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http://www.latimes.com/nation/la-na-immigrant-workers-20170305-story.html

Under current law, all physically able inmates who are not a security risk or have a health exception are required to work, either for UNICOR or at some other prison job. Inmates earn from US$0.23 per hour up to a maximum of US$1.15 per hour, and all inmates with court-ordered financial obligations must use at least 50% of this UNICOR income to satisfy those debts

Slavery never stopped. It just changed form.


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And now the ‘chains’ are on our minds.


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I feel like we’ve had this exchange before. :wink:


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So we have.

“Struggle is a never ending process; Freedom is never really ‘won.’ We must earn it and win it in every generation.”

~ paraphrased from Coretta Scott King.


#6

Perfect. Just Perfect.


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They also make all of the US military dogtags, ammo belts, helmets and body armour.

So what is really “supporting the troops”?


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Land of the free. Home of the brave.

Or so I’ve been told.

They might be unorthodox uses of ‘free’ and ‘brave.’


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At least most of the Flags aren’t being “Made in China” anymore.


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