The rallying cry of a certain front runner for the GOP nomination is “Make America Great Again”. I for one believe that America never stopped being great. Our country has a long history of doing great things, of coming together and being the best that we can be. We shine our brightest when we accomplish the seemingly impossible and win against overwhelming odds. The spirit that makes America great is at the core of our country’s soul, and we have never stopped being great, and don’t let some guy in a hat tell you otherwise.
But maybe we’ve lost our way and some of our purpose. Lets pick a task, a battle as it were that we can fight, and that we can win, and that will give us the sense of accomplishment we need for ourselves to regain the title of “America, The Great”.
“the only thing we have to fear is…fear itself — nameless, unreasoning, unjustified terror which paralyzes needed efforts to convert retreat into advance. In every dark hour of our national life a leadership of frankness and of vigor has met with that understanding and support of the people themselves which is essential to victory.” – Roosevelt
“You are about to embark upon the Great Crusade, toward which we have striven these many months. The eyes of the world are upon you. The hopes and prayers of liberty-loving people everywhere march with you.” – Eisenhower
“We choose to go to the Moon in this decade and do the other things, not because they are easy, but because they are hard; because that goal will serve to organize and measure the best of our energies and skills, because that challenge is one that we are willing to accept, one we are unwilling to postpone, and one we intend to win.” – Kennedy
“Let’s Roll.” – Todd Beamer
Choosing to commit ourselves to 100% renewable and clean energy is a battle that we can win. And in the process it will give us the sense of purpose that maybe we feel we’re lacking right now, a great and admirable goal to accomplish and a model by which we can lead the world.