How to make America great again

We do not need President Trump to make America great again.  One person cannot do it alone and it should not be up to one person.  It belongs to all of us.  We need to recapture the glory by going back to sound principles.

We need parents to say no to their children and realize a child’s frown today becomes a well-adjusted adult tomorrow.  Children who get their way by emotional blackmail grow up to be college students who need comfort items when a candidate they have been brainwashed to hate wins an election.

We need youth sports coaches to tell their team they lost because the other team was better, had more talent, or played better.  Coaches who blame the game officials or make excuses for a loss create athletes incapable of enjoying the sport they play.  Youth sports is not about the win, it’s about learning what it takes to win.

We need to let our children fail.  No one can understand success until he or she fails.  People need to learn failing at a task does not mean they are a failure. They need to embrace failure as the scars to success.

We need an education system that teaches the essential subjects and worries less about federal funding and more about educating students.  School districts that pass a student despite failing grades hurt the child.  Self-esteem is not bestowed, it’s earned. Students need to learn achievement occurs through hard work and nothing else.

Children need to learn how to make sacrifices today to reach their goals tomorrow.  If junior wants a car when he gets his license tell him to earn money and buy one.  It may sound mean and uncaring but, in reality, it’s the best thing for them.  Remind them patience is a virtue.

It’s OK if children are not the best at everything they try.  All we can ask is that they give their best effort.  If they want to be the best than they need to understand, being the best at something means giving up almost everything else.

Laws are meant to be followed, not broken. They are not suggestions and subject to rationalization when we accept lawlessness.  Entering the country illegally is not a virtue.  Neither is rioting, looting and destroying property under the guise of a protest.

Re-learn the word respect.  Young adults need to respect authority, their elders and themselves.  Using society as a scapegoat to justify poor behavior creates a class of people who will never earn respect because they do not know how to give respect.  You don’t earn it if you don’t give it.

We need a dedication to doing the job right and a passion for helping others.  That does not mean expecting the government to do it for us – we have become a nation of the other guy.  We wait for the other guy to pick up the litter we passed. The other guy to organize the game. The other guy to fix our problems.  At what point should we become the other guy?

Don’t look for motivation from others; look to motivate yourself.  A motivated nation is a better nation.  If you hate President Trump, rather than whine about it or post silly diatribes on social media – get up off your couch and get involved on the local level.  If you love President Trump, rather than spend all day responding to the stupid diatribes of the haters, get off the couch and get involved in government to push his agenda.

Either way, if you want change get up and create it.  That’s how America will become great again.

About Armando Diana

A freelance writer for more than 30 years I covered the political scene in New Jersey which can prepare anyone for national politics. I have no fancy political degrees and I'm definitely not a lawyer - I am a common person who is fed up with politics. I want leaders focused on doing what is right for the country, not for them.
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2 Responses to How to make America great again

  1. Hear hear! Awesome post and I can’t agree with you more!

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