What MAGA re­ally means

The Beaufort Gazette (Sunday) - - Opinion -

In a re­cent email to me, a friend opined: “The idea that Make Amer­ica Great Again is re­fer­ring to a time in our past of civil in­equal­ity is just an­other false nar­ra­tive of the left (one of their fa­vorite tac­tics).”

He added, “If a sports team had this slo­gan, it wouldn’t mean cre­at­ing a team like they had 50 years ago, it would mean cre­at­ing an or­ga­ni­za­tion that could be suc­cess­ful in the cur­rent sys­tem. If a busi­ness like IBM had the slo­gan, it wouldn’t mean they were look­ing to make PCs from the 1980s, it would mean they were try­ing to cre­ate a world-class or­ga­ni­za­tion to be suc­cess­ful in to­day’s mar­kets.

“While mak­ing the coun­try great again could re­fer to reaf­firm­ing some of the val­ues and morals of the great­est gen­er­a­tion, it cer­tainly doesn’t mean go­ing back­ward. It means mak­ing the United States the great­est coun­try on earth to­day and into the fu­ture.”

We can all de­bate what “great­ness” means, but in the end our Found­ing Fathers laid the foun­da­tion and it’s those prin­ci­ples that should be up­held by the pres­i­dent.

Of course, go­ing back­ward would ac­tu­ally mean go­ing back to civil in­equal­ity — a sit­u­a­tion that was per­pet­u­ated by the Democrats, not the Repub­li­cans. But again, the lib­er­als have cre­ated the false nar­ra­tive that it was the Repub­li­cans. – Steve Dick­ler Hil­ton Head Is­land

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