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Letter: How will we measure our nation’s greatness?

How will we measure our nation’s greatness?

Donald Trump rose to power on his campaign slogan of “Make America Great Again.” There is also a saying, “You can’t improve what you can’t measure.” So how do we know if we’re headed in the right direction?

What is to be tracked that shows we’re becoming “greater”? Gross national product? Balance of trade statistics? National debt? Manufacturing indices? How about the number of illegal immigrants deported? Miles of border fences built? Tons of coal production? Number of environmental regulations scrapped?

Number of stop-and-frisk actions by police? Tons of bombs dropped on ISIS? Twitter polls of greatness “vibes”? A declaration by the president that “We are now great again”?

You can add your own.

Keith Williams

Grand Island

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