I Want a President Born on the Fourth of July. Really.

Elections are generally about particulars -- what the economy is doing at the time, that latest terrorist attack, and so on. But there are times when we need to step back and take a good long look at the grand picture. It seems that the 2016 election is one of those occasions.  Eighteen months ago I started this "I Want a President" series with ”I Want a President Who Loves America.” I wrote of my love for America and how I’d like a president that loved America as much as I did. Then, last July I wrote “I Want a President Born on the Fourth of July.” I talked about George M. Cohan and "Yankee Doodle Dandy" and Irving Berlin and “God Bless America” and I said “I want a president who's a rootin' tootin' unashamed booster of America and Americanism.” I proposed a three point program for the next President of the United States: America is the best country in the world. The American...(Read Full Article)