Make America Great Again,,,for Real

“We must, indeed, all hang together, or most assuredly we shall all hang separately.”  Ben Franklin 1776

 

Welcome to 2017 everyone, the year of the second American Revolution.  This will be the year “we make America strong again.”  Sounds good doesn’t it.  Sounding “good” is one thing, making it happen is another?

The unhappiness in this country is on the rise; the slow rate of recovery of the economy; the expanding debt; healthcare issues; two wars and the list goes on.  The people’s patience have reached an end and at least 49% of the them now have put their trust in a man who knows “more” about things then the professionals.

The loudest voices are those of a conservative nature.  They want to bring America back from the abyss of corruption and moral depravity and back into the arms of conservative moral values.   Most of the conservatives I’ve talked to are not shy about what they believe in.

For this “Second Revolution” to work all Americans must be heard and all our concerns MUST be taken into consideration.  If the conservative section refuses to budge then they will be forced to go it alone and they will fail and they will be blamed for allowing the present problems to continue.  The burden will be theirs alone.

So what’s the answer?  The answer is what this country is all about.  The answer is what we call ourselves…The UNITED States of America.   We need to stop the political rhetoric and start searching for a way that will help this country move forward as a unit.  Not on a conservative agenda or a liberal agenda or a Republican agenda or Democratic agenda but on a true bi-partisan American agenda.  We need to carefully scrutinize all our elected officials and make sure they will really be working for “The People” not their own political parties.

The power is in our hands and we need to wield it wisely for we may never get a second chance.  This country is at the crossroads and what we do in the next 10 months will decide its fate for decades to come.  There will be no do over’s so we need to do it “together” and we need to do it right.  Not for Republicans; not for Democrats but for all AMERICANS.

Quote from “An American President” 1996-written by Aaron Sorkin-Michael Douglas as President Andrew Shepherd.

“America isn’t easy. America is advanced citizenship. You gotta want it bad, ’cause it’s gonna put up a fight. It’s gonna say “You want free speech? Let’s see you acknowledge a man whose words make your blood boil, who’s standing center stage and advocating at the top of his lungs that which you would spend a lifetime opposing at the top of yours. You want to claim this land as the land of the free? Then the symbol of your country can’t just be a flag; the symbol also has to be one of its citizens exercising his right to burn that flag in protest. Show me that, defend that, celebrate that in your classrooms. Then, you can stand up and sing about the “land of the free”.

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One Response to "Make America Great Again,,,for Real"

  1. The number of times America had made itself great again in its 400 year history is a lengthy litany. There was the War for Independence, the Civil War, Revolutionary War, War of 1812, Mexican American War, Spanish American War, WWI, and WWII…..and thus and….so….” To Make America Great Again”…. has been as sacred as our flawed “nobility and our Constitution”…. and most all of these conflicts were fought to preserve both.

    The negative under tone from Sorkin in the eyes of anyone, those at least who have studied him, from the “The Newsroom”, “West Wing”, to “Steve Jobs”, is disquieting! In political dialogue he is often thought to be framed by “I am from the elitists, and I am here to help you….see things my way”. He is the Gore Vidal of an anti-William F Buckley revolution!

    Aaron Sorkin is to radical progressivism as entitlements are to socialism. He is a superb screenwriter because he writes from the soul…..therein hidden a radical progressive secular imprimatur.

    Aaron Sorkin, is an elitist, is a talented far left screenwriter, harboring ideologies bordering on that of a radical collectivist. He is an acolyte of the Obama socialist ideology. Before he knew he was; maybe Martin Sheen took him aside and coached him. Which is a radical form of progressivism, which would be totally foreign to and not recognizable by JFK, Lincoln, Reagan or Washington….even Hamilton (Federalists were still tethered to nobility).

    JFK liberalism and Reagan conservatism were compatible…..at one time. Have we forgotten? Let Thomas Sowell enter the picture.

    Thomas Sowell would have been a more uplifting example. A self-proclaimed Marxist in his twenties, Sowell served in the United States Marine Corps. (during the Korean War). He earned his bachelor’s degree from Harvard University, his masters from Columbia University, and his Ph.D from the University of Chicago. It was at the University of Chicago, under the tutelage of Milton Friedman, and after his short stint as an economic analyst at the U.S. Department of Labor, where Dr. Sowell lost faith in government institutions’ ability to effectuate positive outcomes in society.

    Sowell says that today we are faced with….to make America great again…for real…the problems that need addressing are:

    “The welfare state where the black family survived centuries of slavery and generations of Jim Crow, but it has disintegrated in the wake of the liberals’ expansion of the welfare state.

    The legacy of Sowell’s liberalism (his liberalism is for most of us radical progressivism) is destructive. The murder rate among blacks in 1960 was one-half of what it became 20 years later, after a legacy of liberals’ law enforcement policies. If we are to go by evidence of social retrogression, liberals (read democrats) have wreaked more havoc on blacks than the supposed “legacy of slavery” they talk about.”

    If one wants to wallow in “White Privilege”, excuses and victimization, (Chicago’s crime rate is the fault of police and not the criminals) then feel free to join the Fredrick Douglass definition of “misery merchants”. It is a form of “economic slavery”.

    But what has been most informative, to make America great again would have been a dialogue along the lines of the conservative vision versus the liberal vision, and to quote:

    “Liberals believe that the real problem with the world is that the institutions are wrong. If the institutions were right; there’s nothing in human nature that would cause us to be unhappy, it’s the fact that we have the wrong institutions.” The essence is utopia’s denial of dystopia.

    “Conservatives believe man is flawed from day one. There are no solutions; there are only tradeoffs (thus the uncomfortableness of “real” and “reality”). Whatever you do to deal with one of man’s flaws, it creates another problem. But that you try to get the best tradeoff you can get. And that’s all you can hope for.”

    Bill Gates simplified it to “Be all you can be”, and that was an affirmation not a denial. A pretty picture in a rabid frame is distracting, disconcerting, and ominous. I guess I would have use Sowell all the way instead of Sorkin!

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