A JB case is shipped from China where it is made to the dealer in the USA. Therefore you are paying for shipping between China and the USA and the cost is buried in the price of the case.
You might consider a case actually made in the USA by craftsmen whose quality is unmatched by Chinese labor. Then you are also only paying for shipping from within the USA for the case. Again, the cost of shipping is contained in the selling price of the item. There is no such thing as free shipping.
For fun, just google "chinese military buildup" and see what the trade deficit with China is buying for the Chinese. This deficit increases with every purchase of goods made in China.
Yes the shipping cost from China is included in the price. This really has nothing to do with the trade deficit though. And my little case company isn't going to make any difference in that.
What you are actually asking people to is to sacrifice quality and choice and value for the sake of a macroeconomic concept that doesn't benefit them. Asking them to sacrifice their desire for a well built protective case for your idea of the "greater good".
The immediate good is that the customer gets a case that costs him less each year he owns it, protects the cues extremely well every day, and offers him a virtually unlimited range of custom options all for the same price or less than cases which are made in America. The customer can then take the money saved and spend it on whatever else they want and need.
My shop is a small family-run business. Not a large factory, not even a small factory. We have two workshops where each custom case is built one at a time, no assembly line, lots and lots of hand-stitching, hand cutting, custom fitting by hand. My family works there alongside our other employees.
Yes, it's in China. I didn't move my case making to China I created it there in 2007 in my apartment. My now-mother-in-law was my first employee, she runs the shop now. I funded that adventure with my pay back then and we were just experimenting with new techniques, I drew them and cut the parts and she sewed them up. (my sewing is pretty sloppy)
So, I can understand your anti-China stance, it's ok to be afraid of the "other" but the fact of it is that China is also full of people who simply want to get through each day and live happy secure lives. If you want to make a difference I would suggest you start a competing case company and offer a better product for a comparable price.
You can buy a case of mine, tear it apart and do the math yourself on what it would take to be competitive. That's how you can win the business without begging people to just buy stuff based on where it's made. Build a better mousetrap.