Donald Trump talks a lot about making America great again. However, he doesn’t seem to understand what that actually entails. America’s finest hour was not achieved during the 1950s, nor any decade prior. It was in the 1960s, when we as a country dedicated ourselves to spaceflight. When we as a country started to set aside our differences and united not only to land a man on the moon but to reaffirm that all humans are created equal. That same decade saw a War on Poverty begin. It saw attempts by LBJ to provide industry to the South in order to provoke diversification.
The 1960s weren’t perfect. We were locked into a cold war with Russia. We lost a president and a civil rights leader due to assassination. We got involved in Vietnam. We persecuted gays. Both in and out of Vietnam, our government committed some pretty heinous acts.
On the other hand, we have two candidates who think that closing our borders would be effective. There is no way short of moving the entire country to Mars to prevent illegal immigration. A wall’s not going to work—we have several hundred miles of fencing along the Mexican border already. It hasn’t helped. The smarter answer to the supposed problem of illegal immigration is improving access to legal immigration and providing support for those who want to be part of America.
Those same two candidates are actively aiding and abetting Daesh in its war to leave nowhere for Muslims to live in peace. Most Muslims want nothing to do with Daesh. It makes zero sense to brand a billion-plus people with the stigma of association with that group. Daesh has made no secret of its intentions, either.
You want to talk about making America great again? Support the candidate who promotes bringing Americans together.