Blatant Disrespect

We want stuff cheap

(Big box mart cheap),

But are we willing

To receive

Consequences indirectly

Because of it.

Do we want to fine

The country of origin

For pollution

That travels across the ocean

To our west coast?

Or do we want to fine

The country of origin

For blatant disrespect

Of international copyrights?

Do we want to fine

The country of origin

Of most of the stuff

That we buy cheap

As a punishment

For not enforcing

International laws

That protect

Intellectual property

In countries

That they did not come from?

Do we want to fine

Another country

Through the products

That they supply us

For dirt cheap

In order to force that country

To comply with laws

That their people violate blatantly?

If so,

Then put on the tariffs

And taxes

Upon their goods.