Having been part of the Apollo program, it was a memorable week with all the celebrating of the 50th anniversary of the moon landing. It brought fond memories of all the people who strived to make that program a success and the ones who gave their lives in the pursuit of learning about outer space.
One aspect that wasn’t highlighted was the concise program that President Kennedy laid out to Congress on May 25, 1961: “That we will have a man on the moon in this decade.” Yes, politicians in those days did use the word “we.” That unbelievable program was accomplished, with the whole country behind it, in eight years and one month and once again put us light years ahead of Russia.
When we look at what we can accomplish when we have a competent president that leads instead of divides, it is wonderful. However, when we look at the last couple of decades, not only have we had incompetent presidents, we have had worse legislators. They have given us trillions of dollars in debt. They can’t, in three decades, write an integration law. They have gotten us into Afghanistan and Iraq, and perhaps Iran if we don’t watch Mr. Bolton.
They don’t send people to the moon — only to their deaths in the Mideast.
Bill Rose, Southern Pines