America is a stained glass window, pieced together some 200 years ago by men with hope and a vision for the future. Even then, some of the panes were stained obscurely dark, but the overall picture was bright with promise.
Over the years the brightness faded, to be refurbished every now and then. Lately, it seems, some have taken to throwing stones at the window, shattering a pane here and there.
Will the window ever be rebuilt so that all the panes are bright and light? No. But the dark gives us the contrast by which we appreciate the light.
Maybe it’s not about making America great again – – maybe it’s about making America greater than it ever was.