• What A Contrast: America a ‘Failed Social Experiment’ or Nation with a Future?

    Surge Summary: Some are giving up on American, calling her a “failed social experiment”. Others look at the launch of the SpaceX rocket this past weekend and realize there is another more hopeful future for the nation. As the land is riven by riots and rage, the American people will decide the direction in which goes the United States.

    by Gary Bauer

    On Saturday we saw two starkly different visions of America’s future.

    We saw the launch of the SpaceX rocket and the successful docking with the International Space Station.  I had friends calling and texting me, saying just how important this mission was.

    It marked America’s return to space and a huge technological triumph for private industry — an American rocket, launched from American soil with American astronauts on board.  We’re back in the space race, and no longer dependent on Russia to transport our astronauts to space.

    That’s what our future needs to be.  We need to bring our jobs back home, and we need to get the communist Chinese out of our universities and off of our stock exchange.  If we can launch a new manufacturing, industrial, technological revolution, most people will be too busy working to riot.

    The second future is anarchy and division.  It began last week with many people rightly upset by the horrific killing of George Floyd.  But as Governor Tim Walz rightly observed, “The situation in Minneapolis is no longer in any way about the murder of George Floyd.  It is about attacking civil society, instilling fear, and disrupting our great cities.”

    This is the future of Antifa, and of radical Professor Cornell West, who declared, “We are witnessing America as a failed social experiment.”

    God forbid!  No country on earth is perfect, but there is a reason so many people from all over the world want to come to America.

    Nothing is written in stone.  Neither vision of the future is automatic.  But it is up to us to decide the future our children and grandchildren will inherit.

    The views here are those of the author and not necessarily Daily Surge.

    Originally posted here.

    Image: Prof. Cornell West; Adapted from: By Esther – originally posted to Flickr as cornel west!!!, CC BY-SA 2.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=15684251

    Image: SpaceX Launch; Screen Shot: CSPAN; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1gmvUPTdoP4

    Gary Lee Bauer is an American politician and activist, who served in the Reagan administration. He later became president of the Family Research Council and a senior vice president of Focus on the Family. In 2000, he participated in the Republican presidential contest.

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