In Lyndon Johnson's vision of a Great Society, America fell short in three specific areas:
Those trouble spots were closely linked to other issues that the president cared about deeply, particularly poverty and civil rights.
When the president gave his Great Society speech to the University of Michigan's Class of 1964, he challenged the new graduates to think creatively and act responsibly. He also pledged to build a partnership between the federal government and local communities so that the people his programs were designed to help would have a say in how those programs were run.
Wake up, people. Even Thomas Jefferson knew that "That government is best which governs least." The Great Society is out of control.
The Great Society had the most dramatic and positive impact on American life since President Franklin D. Roosevelt's New Deal.
JFK gets assassinated and LBJ steps up to the plate.
President Lyndon Johnson's plans? Restore crumbling cities, take better care of the environment, and improve public education. Over and out.
Dudes, all Americans should get get a slice of the pie.