Make America Great Again: What Does It Mean?
Make America Great Again
Barely a day goes by before we hear again of an old man or child being assaulted for wearing a red cap that says, “Make America Great Again.” The Democrat politicians and their propaganda arm, the Mainstream Media, seem to take satisfaction from this, although they might say, “While we don’t want to condone violence, he was wearing that hat.”
A recent headline in the Babylon Bee reads, "Man Denied Life Insurance Policy After Revealing He Wears MAGA Hat In Public." The article goes on to say, "There are certain dangerous activities that just make the risk too great for our company to take on, for instance, smoking, bungee jumping, skydiving, or wearing a Make America Great Again hat in broad daylight."
Now, one might think that to ‘Make America Great’ would be something all Americans would want. I would imagine that Nigerians want Nigeria to be great, Chinese want China to be great, and Brazilians want Brazil to be great. The hatred from the Left towards people who wear the red caps seems to stem from the word ‘Again.’ Therein lies the rub.
So what does it mean, this slogan? And why does the headgear bring out violence from within blackguards? One key to understanding it is that Democrats shout, “America was never great!” They are ashamed of America and demand that everyone else be ashamed too.
What Does It Mean?
‘Make America Great Again’ was first used as a campaign slogan by Ronald Reagan. It was also employed by Bill Clinton and later Hillary Clinton, as well as other politicians.
Donald Trump at first said he wanted to “Make America Great” but soon added “Again” because otherwise it implied America was never great, which is what the Left believes but Trump and Conservatives do not.
The phrase means many things but we can start with this: There was a time when most all Americans were patriotic, loved their country and were proud of it, thought it a good country and Americans good people. This was before the Left deprecated the flag as “a symbol of oppression” and shamefully but shamelessly equated patriotism with white supremacy.
There was a time when most Americans were unified in being for the traditional family, for Holy Matrimony, proud of Western Civilization, pro-God, and believed in American Exceptionalism. We believed America was the greatest country in the world and in world history: Man’s highest achievement.
The Economy, Trade, Jobs, Taxes, and Laws We Call Regulations
To Make America Great Again means to bring back a strong economy, to be pro-business, to make better trade deals with other countries, to bring back jobs and better real wages, to resuscitate manufacturing.
It means to lower taxes on individuals and bring corporate taxes more in line with countries we compete against in the global economy.
It means to reduce regulations, since we do not need a million of them; since it costs trillions of dollars to comply with them that could be spent on food, clothes, shelter, and infrastructure.
It means to reduce the power over our lives of the 4th branch of government, the unelected federal bureaucracy, which routinely usurps the authority of the three (constitutional) branches, by not only making laws, but interpreting their meaning, and punishing violators.
President Trump has done all this.
Political Correctness vs. Freedom
Make America Great Again means to strike a blow against that pernicious postmodern evil: Political Correctness. PC prohibits people from telling the truth; it forces folks to tell lies. It sets up Campus Speech Codes and Social Media Hate Speech Police. It scorns Freedom of Speech. It loathes the Free Exercise of Religion.
The Left is clever. For instance, it subtly teaches that the First Amendment means merely ‘freedom of worship.’ To worship as we please. The Free Exercise of Religion means much more than that. It means the right to live according to our faith. It does not mean Christianity much be kept away from public view, confined to our homes and churches. It does not mean the Public Square must be swept clean of our Creator.
National Sovereignty, Borders, and Illegal Immigration
One part of Make America Great Again has to do with national sovereignty. The same people who despise America and abhor half its citizens as “Deplorables,” are Globalists, ‘Citizens of the World.’ They want a world without borders, without nation-states, without America. They want to surrender our sovereignty to a New World Order of global governance. With themselves running it, of course.
That is why the Left teaches our children that America is a horrible place, not worth defending. That is why the Left loves illegal immigration. Do you see the irony there? Hundreds of millions of people yearn to come live in this horrible place. Hundreds of millions of ‘people of color’ want to come live in a place that Democrats say terribly mistreats people of color. And they say it is “cruel’ not to allow them to come here to be abused so.
The Left sees illegal aliens (a legal term codified in our nation’s laws meaning a person who does not belong here) as a great source of power in three ways: Firstly, as dependable future voters, since research shows as many as 90% of them would vote for Democrats if they could vote, about the same percentage as felons. Second, by packing the census in Democrat strongholds, it increases its representation in Congress, inflates its Electoral College power, and delivers a larger share of federal funds for Democrat districts. Thirdly, it accelerates the much desired Balkanization by importing more ‘victims’ who have no allegiance to America and do not share our traditional worldview.
We the People who long to Make America Great Again can see that illegal immigration through our porous border steals the political power of Americans, cancels our votes, takes our jobs, depresses our wages, brings in vicious gangs and tons of deadly drugs, involves human trafficking and sex slavery, and infects our populace with diseases that we had long ago eradicated. We grasp that the government’s first job is to protect the citizens we’ve got.
It is not because we are racists. If 80 million Russians were sneaking across our border, clogging up our roads, ruining our environment, jamming into our hospitals, taxing our schools, going on the dole, demanding Affirmative Action for ancient wrongs when they just got here, and being welcomed solely and cynically to make permanent the political power of Democrats, we would be just as upset. Anyway, Mexican is not a race but a nationality. Muslim is not a race either, for the record.
The Cry for Liberty
Part of Make America Great Again was to repeal ObamaCare, which is seen as giving the government the power over our medical care, over life and death; bound to drive quality down and costs up, and to be used one day as a political weapon. No happy pills for those guilty of ‘Wrong Think.’
Part of it is to stop the Deep State, the Swamp that was weaponized by President Obama against people who do not think like him. Because federal employees were wrongly unionized, they are 90% Democrats, which means they implement leftist policy no matter who is elected, and work to thwart the policies of President Trump, and thereby the Will of the People.
Part of it is to develop our own energy resources so as to not be dependent on foreign countries. And to withdraw from foolish ‘climate deals’ whose true purpose is to plunder America’s treasury.
Part of it is to stop using the military for social engineering when that is not what it is for.
Part of it is to reduce the dominance of the incredibly biased Mainstream Media (not one member of the White House Press Corps under Obama was a Republican).
Part of it is to stop leftist judges from legislating from the bench – not their job.
A huge part of it is to remember, and work to better the lives of, the forgotten men and women and communities in 'flyover country' who are hated and ridiculed by Democrats.
America Was Once Greater than it is Today
America was great before the policies of the Democratic Party just about ruined the American family, leaving tens of millions of children fatherless in broken homes, leading to extraordinary levels of crime, and created dangerous urban ghettos; ushered in godless hedonism; left women sad and lonely; drove men out family life; perverted Holy Matrimony; destroyed the best schools and universities in the world; usurped parental rights; denigrated our nation, its history and heroes; caused enormous division among our citizens; promoted law breaking, promoted hatred and mob violence, and turned against our police; robbed us of untold freedoms; promoted every kind of sin, idolatry, sacrilege, and blasphemy; and caused the deaths of 60 million unborn babies.
It is, of course, true that we are “better off today” in terms of physical comfort, the benefits from the march of technology, the advance of medicine and so forth. But it is not a wise man who fails to comprehend that by every social pathology America is ten times worse—literally—than it was before God was banned from public schools in the 1960s, where He had resided comfortably for 300 years in America—before the Cultural Revolution, which was the fruit of a deliberate, demonically inspired Cultural Marxist strategy.
The Left has a long, ugly history of hatred; being venomously Anti-Western Civilization, Anti-America, Anti-Freedom, Anti-Constitution, Anti-Founding Fathers, Anti-Middle Class, Anti-Democracy, Anti-Truth, Anti-Normal, Anti-Reality, Anti-Achievement, Anti-Marriage, Anti-Family, Anti-Parenthood, Anti-Morality, Anti-God, Anti-Bible, Anti-Christ. The Spirit that animates this movement is Evil Incarnate.
Any honest person ought to admit that if we look at the levels of suicide, mental problems, spousal abuse, child abuse, sexual abuse, drug addiction, obesity, sexually transmitted disease, public profanity, lack of civility and manners, promiscuity, adultery, divorce, sexual perversion, and just plain old loneliness and unhappiness and misery: America was once greater than it is today. Make America Great Again!
Cancer Progresses Until it Kills the Host
We do not believe the most immoral people on the planet ought to lecture us on morality.
We do not think people on the coasts should be able to tell every person in every tiny hamlet how to lives their lives, what they may say or write, read or think.
We do not think the people who openly express hatred towards us and our country ought to be calling us haters.
We do not think the godless should be able to put Jesus in the closet.
We do not believe those whose Religion is Secular Humanism (Atheist Socialism) should be able to brainwash our children and make us pay for it.
Make America Great Again rejects the Spirit of the Antichrist. It rejects totalitarianism. It rejects the sinister evils of multiculturalism, identity politics, grievance groups, diversity, inclusion, self-esteem, and tolerance for me but not for thee. It sees that the only ‘progress’ that comes from ‘progressives’ is the same kind of progress cancer makes: It kills the host.
Make America Great Again is, above all, a cry for liberty. FREEDOM!