Book Reviews & Endorsements


“America has always been a country of entrepreneurs, builders, and creators. As we work to restore our economy, it is important to stand behind the American companies that make good products, maximize U.S. employment, and earn the loyalty of their workers and the communities of which they’re a part. Roger Simmermaker introduces to us fifty companies doing just that, and explains how we can all be part of a strong national recovery.”

President Bill Clinton

Roger, you make people think and, regarding China, you make people stand up! Not bad. You’ve been way ahead of the crowd!

Neil Cavuto, Fox Business Network

“This book documents some of the pitfalls of free trade very well. It explains that we must be careful as we enter into trade agreements to protect the American worker.”

Darren Soto (D-FL), U.S. House of Representatives

“While many have argued passionately that it is time to put America and Americans first, Roger Simmermaker, in How Americans Can Buy American, shows us how. His book is a patriot’s guide to shopping. The American worker and small businessman does not have a better friend.”

Patrick J. Buchanan
Former Presidential Candidate
Author and Syndicated Columnist

“In his new book UNCONSTITUTIONAL, Roger Simmermaker explains how free trade policies were not only contrary to what our Founding Fathers had in mind but also why they are hurting our economy today. He clearly and strongly points out the utter fallacy and failure of “Free Trade”. He boldly makes a case for returning to the ‘American System’ of domestic tariffs on imports to once again make trade fair for the United States.”

Dan DiMicco
Retired Chairman and CEO, Nucor Corp. Chairman Emeritus
Vice-Chairman, Coalition for a Prosperous America

“In his book, Unconstitutional, Roger Simmermaker advocates a brand of economic protectionism that dates back to the American forefathers. Showing unequivocally that many of America’s past Presidents and policymakers rejected the notion of free trade, in favor of beneficial trade, Mr. Simmermaker suggests that trade should happen when it does not hurt labor and environmental standards, and when it does provide products and services unavailable in the USA. Foreign companies do not contribute equally to the social and economic order of society and should, thus, not benefit in the same way. While I am a strong proponent of free trade, throughout the world, semi-regulated free trade, the current status quo, has led to America’s financing and subsidizing of other countries’ development, trade and employment.”

Ilan Alon, Ph.D
Editor-in-Chief, International Journal of Emerging Markets
Editor-in-Chief, European Journal of International Management

How Americans Can Buy American is a book from which both union and non-union working Americans can benefit. Applying the principles in this book will help save the middle class by protecting middle-class jobs that pay good, middle-class wages.

R. Thomas Buffenbarger
Former International President, IAM & AW

In an era when even ardent advocates of free trade and globalization are finding it necessary to defend their convictions, Roger Simmermaker in UNCONSTITUTIONAL shows how we can and why we should return to what was once called the American System of protective tariffs.

Ian Fletcher
Economist and Author of Free Trade Doesn’t Work
Advisor, Coalition for a Prosperous America

A lot of Americans are coming to realize that globalism is destroying the nation they grew up in, but few have been more prescient or energetic than Roger Simmermaker in opposing the trend. In speaking out against the sophistry and humbug of the globalists, he is a leader in a movement that bids fair to become one of the most important in American history.

Eamonn Fingleton, author of In the Jaws of the Dragon

“The book How Americans Can Buy American is an invaluable guide to consumers who want to buy products made in American factories by American workers.”

Pat Choate, Economist and former Vice-Presidential Candidate

“No American should leave home without a copy of How Americans Can Buy American. It is a must guide for every consumer.”

Gus R. Stelzer
Retired Senior Executive, General Motors
Author of The Nightmare of Camelot

“Roger Simmermaker, the author of How Americans Can Buy American argues that it is always best to buy products of American-owned companies, even if those products are made overseas. He argues that the profits and taxes on those profits stay here and that it is easier to persuade American companies to bring jobs back, than it is to persuade foreign companies to keep jobs here. He’s right. It’s easy to say we should buy American but it’s not easy to actually do it. How Americans Can Buy American goes a long way toward turning a good idea into reality. It is essential for America to once again be as nearly a self-sufficient nation as possible. Mr. Simmermaker has performed a public service.”

Charley Reese
Syndicated Columnist

“For years I have been working to promote the virtues of buying American-made products. How Americans Can Buy American provides consumers with the information they need to make intelligent, and patriotic, choices when purchasing anything from candy bars to refrigerators to cars. Any American concerned about our economic future should have this book.”

James A. Traficant, Jr., (D-OH), U.S. House of Representatives


“The thing about buying American – a great thing – is that it’s truly nonpartisan. We all stand to benefit from buying American.”

Florida Today

“In nearly every sector of the economy, Simmermaker offers a comprehensive list of products, goods or services that are by either foreign subsidiaries or American companies.”

Human Events

“Now in a newly updated and expanded second edition, How Americans Can Buy American: The Power of Consumer Patriotism by Roger Simmermaker is a seminal and essential guide for consumers seeking to support American owned companies, so that corporate profits stay in America with corporations (including their employees and stockholders) that pay taxes to the American government. In our increasingly globalized world, it is no longer enough to simply look for a “made in America” stamp or label. How Americans Can Buy American is filled cover to cover with extensive lists of virtually every imaginable brand of food or household item, complete with up-to-date information on where each company is based. How Americans Can Buy American is a solid, serviceable, consumer-oriented reference and one that should be in the home of every American union member and in the reference collections of every American community library.”

Midwest Book Review, October 15, 2002

“If you’ve ever wondered about the domestic status of products you buy, you can find plenty of answers in Roger Simmermaker’s book How Americans Can Buy American… The book is an eye-opener that just might influence how you spend your hard-earned bucks.”

IronWorks Magazine

“For the ultimate guide to supporting domestic industry, we recommend Roger Simmermaker’s soon to be re-released book, How Americans Can Buy American.”

The American Newsletter The American Cause

“Is this an American-made product? Not an easy question to answer in some cases. While many products fall clearly into either the domestic or foreign category, many others fall into the murky, gray area. When some parts of a product are domestic and some are foreign, how should it be classified? And what about the question of company ownership? Is a product American if it is made in this country by a foreign-owned corporation? These are some of the questions addressed in How Americans Can Buy American. This handy guide lists hundreds of consumer products and brand names, indexed alphabetically. Both brand names and companies are identified as either foreign or domestic-owned. How Americans Can Buy American is one of the most current and easiest to use guides for those consumers who want to make a conscientious effort to buy American.”

The Buy American Foundation

“American slogan from a wish to a lifestyle. He establishes from the first chapter that buying in How Americans Can Buy American, Simmermaker explains how to take the “Buy American goes beyond looking for “Made in the USA”.

The Apopka Chief

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