"Make America Great Again"...what do you think it means?

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    I've noticed Liberals can become quite offended by the phrase and I can't for the life of me figure out why such a thing could be considered offensive to a real American.
    The meaning and implication to me is clear....there were times when this country was better than it is today...let's work toward becoming the type of citizens we were during those times.
    Why does that notion suck again?
     
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    Let me see
    1. It means we're going back to limiting women from being able to work, get educated and throwing them back into the kitchen.
    2. It means that human rights mean less and people are treated like shit as a pass time.
    3. It means we have less freedom in our lives
    4. most people were paid next to shit and were used as serfs to make the rich richer. This was before TR and FDR reformed things and added rights.
    5. Disabled people were considered unable to work and thought of as a joke. Not something I want to see in my life time.

    Lets just say that live was far harder and there was no mercy in the 19th century you want to take us back to. Is that really worth doing?
     
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    I'm offended by people who don't think America is great right now. If you don't think so, find someplace better to live.
     
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    You think that a country is great when median incomes dip and debt rises and fake narratives are sold as invaders come into the country? Fuck you; I don't care if you're offended.
     
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    What makes you so sure of the era being referenced in such an ambiguous phrase?
     
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    Liberals think America will be great when it's a third world country
     
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    What criteria are you using to qualify America as great today?
     
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    Your delusional. Throw away your tin foil hat. tinfoilhats_2012h.jpg
     
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    wow,

    and you think allowing corporations to pollute like they currently do in China won't do that under your policies?

    And you think by mistreating disabled people, women and anyone that isn't rich is going to allow for upward mobility. Look at some history.

    Allowing giant monopolies to control entire industries is somehow good?

    Your policies are bad for America....
     
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    Perhaps if "Make America great again" was meant in purely economic terms, we could all get behind it. But social issues are the concern. Civil, minority, women's and Gay rights are threatened by reversal to a time when their concerns were ignored.

    Trump's campaign was kicked off by calling immigrants rapists, murderers, drug dealers. We know this is demonizing ethnic groups for no good purpose. Trump then went on to say a judge born in Indiana could not rule justly because of his Mexican heritage. After that, Trump said that John McCain who had been held in captivity and tortured while serving his country (something Trump himself avoided) was not a hero due to his POW status.

    If making America great means making it in the myopic and bigoted vision of a man lacking character, I say no thanks. America is doing just fine.
     
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