All political factions want to make America great. This includes those who are burning and looting our cities while destroying our history and values in the process.
Nonetheless, I contend that all political factions seek an America in which they can take genuine pride.
But that doesn’t mean there is fundamental agreement, far from it.
One side believes that America has never been great. It has been a country for the oppressors only.
Their vision of future greatness is a socialist state which coerces all into an ostensible agreement with the agenda of the left, replete with economic control and moral chaos led by sexual anarchy.
To this crowd, America never was great. Our goals were not great, and we have no accomplishments in which we can take pride.
Of course, this crowd has no historical examples of greatness because every nation that has pursued this path has devolved into mediocrity and tyranny.
But they dream of a utopia produced by coercive uniformity of belief and expression.
The opposite view is that American ideals are truly great. And though we have erred and faltered, the American dream of freedom, goodness, equality, and prosperity is honorable and continues to be worthy of pursuit.
Politics always has nuances and shades. No political leader of either camp gets everything perfect.
But there can be little doubt that our country is evolving into two diametrically opposed camps.
One says America has never been great and must be remade.
The other says America was founded with great ideals and should be great again.
To tell you the truth, I thought “Make America Great Again” was not the best political slogan. But upon reflection and because of intervening events, I now realize that it actually states a profound truth about this moment, our history, and the wise course for our future.