Forty-five years ago, there was a day like few others that rallied Americans and changed America forever. Yet I could find but one or two news stories about that momentous occasion and triumph. Do you remember what it was? It's the type of event that America needs now, maybe more than ever before.
If you're old enough, you remember July 20, 1969, when 123 million of roughly 200 million Americans were riveted to their televisions, watching astronaut Neil Armstrong 240,000 miles from Earth. As he stepped off the Eagle -- the lunar landing module -- to become the first human to walk on the moon, Armstrong's words were heard by over a billion people around the globe: "That's one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind."
I always thought that was one annoying step backwards for English grammar, but the point is taken.
Maybe it's time again for leaders who have a bigger picture and can raise our vision beyond survival and management.
I don't disagree.
More long-term big-government planning and spending of the sort that put a man on the FUCKING moon?
Why, we could even have a world-class educational system and first-world healthcare.