When America Thought About Big, Bold Ideas
I have long argued that we need to have national leaders who will again set our sights on some huge goal that will instill interest and desire to attain knowledge in the sciences and math akin to what President Kennedy did with the moon landing. We always play to the short game in this country due to what is termed ‘economic limitations’ and in so doing fail to dream big and bold. Since Americans like to see the sunny side of politics–Reagan’s morning in America type of campaign–would it not be great if some presidential candidate would speak to this nation’s ability to dare again for greatness?
I am so tired of the bluster and bombast and small ideas and limited scope that seems to hold our candidates hostage.
I suspect many of my fellow citizens are waiting to be challenged with a goal that will move our nation forward in a daring and powerful way. Question is do we have a presidential contender who can lift us up in the way Kennedy did?
This past week was the anniversary of one of those shining examples (below) that we have too few of these days. This national memory should alert us all to the possibilities that can be ours to realize. This event from 1962 should also help foster a passion for doing something great again.