As individuals, as a society, as a nation, it behooves us to keep moving forward, to keep evolving as an intelligent species. We can neither stand still nor can we move backward. If you are not moving forward then you are falling behind. There are no other options. The United States is on the verge of becoming a backward nation, much closer to the edge that most of us realize or care to admit.
We can make America great again but only by moving forward through well thought out, progressive, and positive change. We cannot achieve greatness if we fall behind the rest of the world. Following the rhetoric of the conservative demagogues will only lead us to disaster and self-destruction. We cannot return to the past. The past only exists as history; we cannot reclaim it.