true we can't completely avoid sending money to other countrys.....but i think our country could make a better effort to make more things in the country. i realize right now we don't because for some reason if we did those items would be more expensive than they are right now. i personally see no reason the USA couldn't make a tv for example for the same price we pay now. if we did i'm sure everyone would purchase tv's made in america. no i'm talking about amish. yes i know they don't have electricity but they still have to have some sort of appliances to wash there clothes in and cook there food. they use wood burning stoves for example. thats still an appliance. and they do pay insurance(at least around here they do). yes some communities do allow more than others. the amish around me are starting to use cell phones, generators, gas powered mowers. some are even driving vehicles.