Some may take offense to that question and declare, “America is great!” I do not disagree but would contend that she is not what she used to be, like the old gray mare. There was a time when our economy was the most robust of any in the world. There was a time when our military was the most feared and provided a continual deterrent to conflicts across the globe. There was a time when America was viewed as the most desired place to be and compared to many places in the world still is.
However, our economy is no longer robust regardless of the spin put on things with the fictitious “unemployment rate” or the questionable “job creations” this administration touts as positives they have accomplished. Our military is still incredible even in the face of systematic downsizing and attempted neutering by this administration but it should be and could be even stronger. Strength is the best position from which to negotiate peace and few in the world view America as strong under the current Commander in Chief. The Constitutional Rights and Liberties we once knew have been eroded and in some cases eliminated without a Constitutional Amendment but via a misguided Congressional act or a presidential Executive Order. There was a time, in my lifetime, when you could pursue your dreams without fear of an overreaching federal bureaucracy standing over your shoulder and limiting your ability to climb the ladder of entrepreneurial accomplishment. There was a time when one could worship according to the dictates of their hearts peacefully without concern that some activist group backed by the federal government would impose upon you what you could or could not believe. There was a time when healthcare was a matter between the patient and the doctor but with insurance companies, federal bureaucracy and Congressional lunacy we have been saddled with the disastrous Obamacare aka Affordable Healthcare Act.
What, Who or Whom can make America great again? The simplistic answer is a change of heart in Americans. We could remove the restrictions that evicted God and the Bible from public institutions, monuments, schools and courts. It does not seem that every religion is banned only the one that follows the Bible or Christianity. We could follow the wisdom of our Founding Fathers who at the Constitutional Convention invoked prayer and the name of God before every sessions. We could return to our moral foundations and resist the temptation to adopt the politically correct ideology and call “good evil and evil good.”
What, Who or Whom can make America great again? The citizens must become involved in politics again and be the true overseers of government. It is supposed to be, as Abraham Lincoln said, “Government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the Earth.” In becoming the true owners of government we would evaluate and eliminate those candidates who have demonstrated no propensity to honor the Constitution and limit government. We could remove from office those who are unwilling to make the hard choices and reduce spending, debt and deficit at the federal level. Most people want to help the truly needy but that is not the government’s job it is the responsibility of local communities, churches, families and individuals not Tax Dollars.
What, Who or Whom can make America great again? You and Me with the help of Divine Providence. Politicians will not make America great, they are largely the ones who pushed her from that lofty pinnacle. America needs her patriots more today than she has since the Declaration of Independence and Revolutionary War. Will you stand up, step up, speak up and invest yourself in making her great again? 2016 will answer that question!
God bless you and God bless America!