That used to be America.
In this time under Bush the Lesser, America's innovative excellence has been suppressed, as the 'innovation' of our times comes from ever greater means of devising 'schemes' to increase the unnatural burden on the majority workforce/consumer. She and he together now must shoulder the economic weight of ever-increasing cronyism, as 'Security specialists' and 'Intelligence specialists' and Military specialists' spin out of government, and into the new phenomena of this decade: the private corporations, often closely-held entities, that do NOT provide the 'service to their country' (recalling the words of JFK) without exhorbitant Halliburtonesque overpricing.
Gore's speech, certainly about the environmental crisis being avoided by politicians worldwide (nearly), addressed that by trying to assure that American ingenuity would find us a path out of petroleum-dependence. But read his own words:
This debate over solutions has been slow to start in earnest not only because some of our leaders still find it more convenient to deny the reality of the crisis, but also because the hard truth for the rest of us is that the maximum that seems politically feasible still falls far short of the minimum that would be effective in solving the crisis. This no-man’s land – or no politician zone –falling between the farthest reaches of political feasibility and the first beginnings of truly effective change is the area that I would like to explore in my speech today.
How could this change?
You ARE the answer: demand tough and honest politicians, and vote out those who lie...