"Make America Great Again" is a weird political slogan because it's not something government can do. It's something only WE can do, at the grassroots. If people make themselves and their communities better, our "leaders" (i.e., career politicians) are going to have to step up their game and follow US.
Work on yourself
- Spend time with people who aren't exactly like you. People with different religious views, political views, skin color, age. What you'll probably realize is that we're all a lot alike and that some of the differences can broaden your perspective.
- Find people and things you LOVE and make them the focus of your life. Too many people work for 8-10 hours and then spend their free time binge watching television. Join a club, read a book or ride a bike instead!
- Be physically active. Even walking for a half hour to an hour a day can make a big difference in your physical and mental health
- Do something that scares you!! Too many of our problems come from the pervasive air of fear that the media and government encourage. Develop some resistance to fear by learning to compartmentalize it: do some indoor climbing, go hiking, ride a motorcycle, get a tattoo. Find a friend with reptiles or a tarantula and hold a critter that makes you nervous.
- Take classes at a community college or online. Your local library can help you find free or low cost learning resources.
- Help smash the death grip that the two major parties have on our society. Vote Libertarian Party or Green in this year's presidential election. If having Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton in the White House scares you, it probably means that we've allowed the government too much power over our lives.
- Get good information by reading news sources from various political perspectives and countries.
- Join pro-rights organizations like the ACLU or NRA, preferably both. Learn to appreciate our civil liberties...and responsibilities.
- Learn to teach some skill that you have
- Don't call the police on someone just because they make you uncomfortable. Mindless, wittering fear is no reason to send an armed man with the authority to shoot anyone he wants to make people stop triggering you. Hug a puppy instead.
- Help rethink the role of law enforcement. Many of the situations that law enforcement fears start with pulling someone over for a broken vehicle light when their license plate could be used to find the owner and mail them a fix it ticket.
- Help rethink the laws we live under. A good rule of thumb is not to make something illegal unless you'd be comfortable seeing someone who to enforce it. So having laws banning marijuana or prostitution or what doo-dads people can have on the muzzle of their rifle is ridiculous. There are presently so many laws in place at the federal, state and city levels that most people are in technical violation of some law, every day.
- Give money to food banks and other worthy causes. Be a volunteer!