"America is great because America is good. If America ever ceases to be good, America will cease to be great."- Alexis DeTocquevile
These words seem so foreign. Great? Good? These words are more often used to describe the abilities of athletes than a state of existence. Our society has accepted toleration. Toleration's price tag-good great right wrong yes no should shouldn't...IS.
As I look back at the candidates and there platforms I am appalled at the nearsightedness we have adopted. One candidate said "Change" the other said "Country" did either really say anything at all? McCain's "Country First" leads me to believe that if placed in 1776 he would have been wearing red. It was obvious that our Country needed a different direction than the liberal fiscal policies and bloated government that has marked the past eight years, but to not even require that Obama solidify anything more than that he was change is pathetic.
A candidate just won the highest office in the land by imprinting change on every billboard (real and virtual) on the airwaves and on the tube. Perhaps this says something of America. The desire for change comes from dissatisfaction with the present. Dissatisfaction with the present is a result of the present being neither good or great.