Sure, America is a great country, but if you take the trouble to leave your neighborhood and travel to far off places, you will discover there are other great countries, too.
If I rewrote my sentence above using a creative phrase from prominent and published Lakewood author, Susanne Bacon, my sentence might read: “If you are willing to ‘go over the fence,’ you may discover there are other great countries, too.” Wow, just writing like Susanne Bacon makes me feel more like a prominent author. Thanks, Susanne.
Oops. I said America is a great country. My mistake. I forgot President Trump told us America is not a great country by declaring, “I want to make America great again.” He even has a custom red hat that matches his outlandish red necktie. Emblazoned on the front of the hat is the phrase, “Make America Great Again.”
Thinking it through, if America is already great, it would be impossible for our president to make America great again. If you agree with President Trump, that means America is not great right now.
But there is at least one country I know of that is already great. That country is Ecuador including a special place known as the Galápogoes Islands. I know it is a great place because my sister, Peg Morgan, visited this paradise and sent me a photograph depicting one reason why Ecuador is a great country.
Peg’s photo inspired me to generate another edition of my Sign of the Times writing and photo feature.
As Peg made her way along the equator, she spotted a sign outside one of her favorite Ecuadorian restaurants confirming just what it takes for a country, any country, to be great in the first place or as the president suggests great again.
Let this be a hint to President Trump. If President Trump can get members of Congress on both sides of the aisle (Mary, note my use of the word aisle vs. isle.) to work on a nonpartisan basis to reach a mutual agreement on America’s FREE BEER program then maybe, just maybe, America can become great again.
It would be a productive move to serve FREE BEER during the Congressional committee meetings as Republicans and Democrats debate such a proposal and then again kegs of FREE BEER to lubricate the path of progress as they take the big vote.
Reports have reached the White House indicating that I am rather prolific when it comes to developing top-notch solutions to problems facing America.
Rumors are spreading that the White House wishes to recruit me to become a member of the staff. I know this rumor is spreading because I started it and am telling everyone I know.
Once I reach the White House, I will have a new hat designed to replace President Trump’s red hat. For further details on my problem-solving concept, reference the prototype below.
Let’s take another look at the bottom of the Ecuadorian beer sign. Is that bottom line, which reads “Tomorrow Only” an indication that Free Beer is just another politician’s empty promise?
FUND-RAISER: For any readers who wish to purchase a custom America Is Great Again hat as shown above or a hat with a clever message of your choice which can replace Free Beer, contact me at The Suburban Times or submit a reply to this article requesting a hat. I will put my creative energy to work for you. The word Again in America Is Great Again is also optional allowing the bottom line to read, America Is Great.
Price $35.00 including shipping, handling, tax, and any new tariff established by President Trump. All net proceeds will be donated to The Charles Wright Academy – Phyllis M. Boyle Endowment to help kids.
Look at this way. If you wear a Free Beer hat or a hat with your idea printed in place of Free Beer you are going to have some fun and laughs with your one-of-a-kind hat promoting America Is Great.