Today, amidst the politics of blame, grievance and victimhood, it has all but been forgotten that the Democratic Party once delivered a president who spoke about national service and self-sacrifice.
Martin Luther King's dream, and the purpose, was not that an individual would be chosen for that job, or any job, because he or she is a woman or is black.
Not only do Democrats misrepresent the problem; they misrepresent the solution.
It seems clear that Republicans are restless to start returning the country to freedom and Democrats are happy to leave leadership with government.
Their demands are like telling a patient on life support that he must sign off on gender-neutral restrooms before we agree to connect his ventilator.
Polling of black voters shows they feel that the country is unfair and that more government is needed to fix this.
Democrats are moving down the road to nominating a socialist, pushing freedom as an American ideal out of the picture.
History tells us, as did the founders of our country, that the path to corruption is giving politicians more power.
Their dysfunction comes from too much government, not too little.
There are many things Democrats do not do well. But the thing they do least well is lose.