Make America good again is a better national slogan
Having contemplated the slogan “MAGA” (“Make America Great Again”) for about two years, and having kept up with the news during that period, I would like to propose a modification to that acronym. But first, I will quote a few headlines in the Sunday, May 20, AJC that specifically concern our country or state: “When inmates die: State’s jails fail the mentally ill”; “Students recount horror of massacre”; “U.S. spends less on children than some developed countries.” There is no one best or worst country, just gradations in between. Back to MAGA: It begs the question whether the U.S. is, was or can be “great.” I propose the word “Good” be substituted for “Great.” Great implies power, wealth, prominence and status; good implies kindness, generosity, morality and understanding. I wish America would become good again, and wisely use its greatness in the service of its goodness.