Disclaimer: none of the businesses in this article sponsor the Rogue Review. Additionally, this is not a list of all patriotic businesses. If your favorite has been left out, feel free to recommend it in the comments!
Much like your average Democrat, recently deceased citizen, or non-citizen, Christians and conservatives now have the opportunity to vote multiple times.
With their dollars.
Most of us vote every single day, and our monetary votes are as important as casting a ballot. Our politics (and our politicians) are awash with cash from corporations, the wealthy, and lobbying groups, and that money ultimately comes from what we spend. Whenever you buy a Coke, a pair of Nikes, or use Google, you are contributing outright to liberal causes, and there are dozens of other businesses you likely shop at with the same result.
Why don’t people on the right switch away from brands and corporations that despise their values? In most cases, it’s because we don’t know where else to get the goods we need, or because they seem too expensive elsewhere.
It doesn’t have to be that way, however, and today I’ve compiled an extensive list of everyday products and entertainment sources that are (1) owned by conservatives, (2) made in America, and/or (3) Christian owned. Let’s get to it.
1. Soap: Long before the pandemic started, most conservatives washed their hands several times a day (covid forced Democrats to sponsor ad campaigns reminding their voters). If you want your soap, shampoo, pet shampoo, deodorant, and wife’s make-up products to be made in America by a Christian company, look no farther than Pure Hearts, Clean Hands – an Indiana-based business. I’ve personally ordered their products, and I can vouch that they work well, smell good, and are reasonably priced given how long they last.
2. Baby products: My wife and I have a young son, and he loves the teething/chewing items that we got from Chews Life, a pro-life Catholic business that does its manufacturing in the USA. They also sell baby gyms and pacifiers. The only drawback is that some of their products are expensive ($38 for a chewable cross with rosary beads). However, I can honestly say that the ones we’ve gotten show zero signs of wear even after ten months of constant use.
3. Bed and bath items: My Pillow CEO Mike Lindell is one of President Trump’s most outspoken supporters, and has poured his time and money into the fight against election fraud. He is also a devoted Christian. Many (although not all) of his company’s products are made in America, and include pillows, sheets, slippers, blankets, towels, mattresses, pajamas, robes, bed frames, and more. I’ve tried the pillows and the pajamas, and found both to be high-quality (granted, I was used to $10 pillows). The only criticism I have is that the prices are significantly higher than, say, those at Wal-Mart. Nonetheless, if you can afford it, give them a shot.
4. Internet: Most of us use an internet browser every day, generally Google Chrome or Microsoft Edge. Google is one of the most left-wing companies in the world, and Microsoft isn’t far behind. Instead, consider downloading Brave. Aside from its awesome name, the Brave browser is actually much faster than most, if not all, of its competitors, with websites loading near-instantaneously. It protects the privacy of its users by blocking sites people visit from tracking them and selling their data to advertisers, and also blocks the advertisements themselves, both on websites and on videos – imagine watching YouTube ad free. About the only “drawback” I’ve personally experienced has been having to modify one of Brave’s settings to allow me to download PDF documents directly from the internet, which didn’t take long. Additionally, Brave’s CEO is world-renowned American technology expert and entrepreneur Brendan Eich, meaning that Brave qualifies as an American company. Finally, Brave recommends using DuckDuckGo with their browser, a search engine that gives users a high degree of privacy, works well, and competes directly with Google. You can use Brave’s settings to make DuckDuckGo your default for all searches.
5. Dishware: Unfortunately, the owners of the one major Christian dishware company I found, Feed on the Word, were in the process of retiring, and are unsure if their business will continue. However, if you are looking for dishes that are at least made in America, a great source is Corelle. Although their stoneware (mugs) are sadly made in China, all of their plates, bowls, and serving dishes are made in the USA. Having used and purchased their products over several decades, I can testify that they are extremely light, durable, and highly affordable.
6. Food: This is a complex topic, but there are simple ways to take money out of the hands of the big corporations that import even our apple juice from China (go ahead, check the label on your child’s favorite beverage). If you live in a rural area, you can buy a lot of things locally during the summer and fall at roadside stands and farmer’s markets. Hunting is a possibility if you enjoy wild game, and regardless of where you live, you can start a garden. It is also easy to learn how to bake bread or biscuits, and to cook simple dishes, and doing so will save you a lot of money. Finally, when choosing a grocery store, it’s worth trying to find one that doesn’t promote a leftist agenda, or is at least a more local retailer.
7. Clothing: If you just need a hat or a t-shirt, there are hundreds of ways to use your money to support conservative or Christian causes. Free speech social media platform Gab heavily supports itself by selling such products, as do a long list of conservative pundits, Christian media personalities, and churches. If you have a more extensive shopping list, just type “clothing made in America” into your favorite search engine, and you will find dozens of results.
8. Entertainment: Most conservatives, myself included, spend too much time and money on entertainment sources owned by the left. Many still get cable, subscribe to streaming services owned by Amazon and Google, or go to the theater for Hollywood blockbusters. It’s time to stop. Read the news on the Rogue Review. Get a subscription to a conservative outlet like OANN if you want to watch the news. Consider a Christian streaming service like PureFlix (a family member recommended this one). Go outside instead of watching woke professional sports leagues. Finally, get a DVD or even VHS player. There were tens of thousands of shows and movies produced before Hollywood went completely crazy in the last decade or two, and most of them are available on DVD. Buying or renting used copies (try your local library, garage sales, or e-bay) does little to nothing benefit Hollywood’s leftist executives and celebrities, but does allow you to choose exactly what content comes into your home. Moreover, once you buy a DVD, it’s yours. Your access won’t be dependent on a subscription, and will not be lost if you can’t find your password.
9. Gifts: There are thousands of independent gift and jewelry makers, so finding ones that support freedom isn’t hard. And if you need a truly epic, once-in-a-lifetime Father’s Day gift, and have plenty of cash to blow, consider my personal favorite – a historically accurate sword from the American manufacturer Albion, whose swords have even been purchased by the likes of Arnold Schwarzenegger. Fair warning, they have a ten-month backlog, so it might end up being a gift for Father’s Day 2022, but if you do order something, tell them who sent you – I would love to be sponsored by these guys.
10. No more Amazon: It can be hard to avoid Amazon, a company just as far left as Google, entirely. They own a huge share of the market when it comes to book in particular. But when buying online, try to find another retailer for your needs, and for book purchases, try ordering through a small local bookstore (most are happy to accommodate you).
11. Veteran owned: One of our editors, Caitlin Elam, who served in the military herself, suggested that readers may want to check out shops and businesses owned by patriotic veterans, and I agree wholeheartedly. Our veterans served our country bravely, and shopping at their businesses is a great way to thank them.
In the end, if every one of Donald Trump’s 2020 voters switched just ten of their dollars per month to Christian, American, and/or Conservative businesses, the resulting economic shift would total nearly ten billion dollars per year. Personally, I don’t think it would be that difficult for most people to switch 50-100 dollars per month, because most of the products on this list are things people buy anyway. The key is to start one step at a time. Find one thing you can do today to make a difference, and you’ll be amazed at how fast your habits change.