Where America could be truly great,
and it could be, not merely a slogan,
is if it changed its political state
abroad, where its strategy is broken.
It relies upon a domineering
based on military and weaponry,
surveillance, subversion, their way steering.
From cold war on, eschewed democracy.
But that’s its advantage over rivals,
which are autocratic, dictatorships.
Promote this goal, which those others stifle.
For own good, then, the crucial missing bits;
people power, rule of law, human rights.
Such an America truly excites.