Make America Great Again
Rich Alexendar - April 12, 2016 4:35 pm
I’m all for it. Sounds like an idea whose time has come. I’m just not sure what time in our history we’re looking at when we were “great” enough to aspire and work to be that again. Most of our history up to the 1930’s was without air-conditioning so that’s a deal breaker for me. Recent history is to recent so I’ll go with Tom Brokaw who penned “The Greatest Generation,” as a time when America was great and a worthy destination again.
I often wonder what Eisenhower would think of today’s politics. Being one of the greatest of a great generation and a Kansan, I doubt that he would be thrilled by today’s discourse. Those that lived through the turmoil of the middle of the last decade showed great resolve by pulling out of the depression and beating the axis powers, then showing great compassion towards those countries who would soon be some of our biggest allies.
I also have great admiration for those who not only treasure the legacy of the “Greatest Generation’, but those who have helped preserve and promote the values of that time in America. I think a great deal of thanks goes to Karl Weissenbach, the soon to be former director of the Eisenhower Library and Museum in Abilene. Under his leadership, the Eisenhower Center had become the focal point of commemorations and the study of this important time in America, maybe even the “greatest” time in our history. What a great place to study what it would be like to “Make America Great Again.”