Make America Great Again....
Give Me A Date When America Was Great

The Donald's slogan is "Make America Great Again." However, it raises an issue of dating. What particular date is the Donald referencing? He is making the assumption that we have gone back in time before the present when we were great, as opposed to today.


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Therefore, the Donald needs to give us some dates. Here are some examples in the past century that America became better than it was prior to these events.

  • In 2008, we elected Barrack Obama, our first black president, which was a century and a half since slavery and the Civil War. That seems like a long time to get great. Then we had blatant segregation until LBJ became the president.
  • Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act was passed in 2009, which attempted to provide equal pay for women even when their education, training, and experience were equal. That was the first attempt at fair pay since Europeans came to America. That seems like a long time to wait for equality.
  • In 2010, the Patient Protecting and Affordable Care Act, often called Obamacare, became law. We were the last country in the Western world to have a universal healthcare program. Now, there is leadership. If we were great, we should have been the first to have universal healthcare protection. Actually, Terry Roosevelt tried to get universal health in 1912. Norway tried also and was successful. However, Congress refused to go along with Roosevelt. Nearly a century later, Obama was successful.
  • Recently, we have finally attempted to address the issue of gays and lesbians. Being homosexual isn't a choice nor is it a sin.
  • Sandra Day O'Connor was appointed to the Supreme Court in 1981. She was the first female to become a member of the Supreme Court, a mere two centuries after the founding of the United States. Now, there is progress. Okay, it is extremely slow progress, but it is movement in the right direction.
  • Before LBJ, many blacks were openly discriminated against regarding where they could live, eat, or even which drinking fountains they could use. Additionally, many couldn't vote. Johnson, in the early to the mid-60s got the Civil Rights Act and the Voting Rights Act passed. Interestingly, that was nearly a century after the Civil War and two centuries after Jefferson wrote, "all men are created equal."
  • America elected our first Catholic president with the election of John Kennedy in 1961. For some reason, only Protestants were seen as presidential material until then.
  • First woman to serve an elected term in the Senate was in 1932. Only 20 women serve in the Senate today out of a total of 100 senators. That seems a strange ratio when America's population is more than 50% female.
  • Women could vote in a national election in 1920 after the ratification of the 19th Amendment, which was nearly a century and a half since the Declaration of Independence was signed. Okay, Jefferson only said that "all men are created equal." He apparently forgot to include women.
  • Teddy Roosevelt was the first president that truly pushed antitrust laws and was called a trust-buster. In addition, he was a leader on conservation issues, parks, forests, and game preserves.

America is moving in the right direction toward greatness...slowly. However, it has been people like the Donald who stood in the way. If America were great back whenever, ask a woman, black, LGBT person, a poor person and/or one who couldn't afford healthcare. We will continue to move ahead on November 8 when the first female president is elected. We will make America a better place in which all Americans are considered equal. I have an idea after the Donald loses in a landslide in several weeks. He could campaign to Make the Galaxy Great Again from some distant planet in some distant galaxy from which he can't tweet.


I'd vote for the Donald if he campaigned on some distant planet.

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