Letters to the Editor

Letter: Making America great

To the Editor:

President Donald Trump was elected, in a large part, by using the slogan “Make America Great Again.” The U.S. stock market is a good measure on how America is doing, ie., how great we are.

About 1.46 billion shares a day are traded on the New York Stock Exchange, comprising about 2,800 companies. Of the 360 multinational companies, about 90 percent choose the New York Stock Exchange, with a $123 billion daily volume.

Ergo, we do not make America great without making the whole world great. Understanding this is the way forward in the 21st century, it is not “we” or “them;” it is “we” and “them.” Like the song goes, “We are the world …”

The Preamble to the U.S. Constitution reads, “We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.” … September 17, 1787

We have grown in 231 years. Women can vote and earn equal pay; plus there was a Civil War to abolish slavery. Yet, we still have social injustice and economic injustice – two obstacles that education, churches and our Congress have the ability to solve. Is there the courage to do so?

Donna Davis

Woodstock

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