Will the type of manufacturing jobs return that allowed individuals like my father to purchase a home, buy additional property, and send his children to college, while possessing only a high school diploma? Probably not.
There is a level of honesty missing from our current political discourse. It is a prohibitive barrier that elected officials appear unwilling to engage and the electorate not ready to receive.
If this persists can America call itself great?
But I remain hopeful about America's potential to change its present course. It's nothing tangible; just call it a feeling based on our transformative history.