"I'm sorry but we have a long way to go before we are great."
I see where you're coming from, Laura, but I disagree. America WAS great until 2017.
Not PERFECT, of course. Not by a long shot.
But she WAS great.
What made America great was that we had a mechanism to correct what our forebears got wrong. The mechanism was slow, and it was painful, but more often than not, those who fought for what was right, eventually prevailed.
Remember, not so long ago, people like you and me had to hide for fear of our lives. By 2016, while the threat existed still, it was marginal.
Sadly, as of 2017, that greatness is all but stripped of our nation. It may be repairable, but it's going to take a lot of toil and a lot of tears. It might even take blood, but if that's what it takes, I will bleed to bring back the greatness this mockery of a "leader" stole from us.