As I was flying around the beaches of Florida today in my one each T-6 Texan II, g-ing it up around vertical buildups, I heard a scratchy jet on the radio with the callsign "NASA." I landed later and taxied by the NASA T-38 on our ramp.
Reminded me of this great man, and his rational optimism. He was vocal about his belief that those who could not be rational and could not skeptically engage "authority" would be "up for grabs."
Here is to a still more glorious American dawn, if only we can get people to rationally question authority that lies and manipulates and misleads. I can only hope that "there is really a new wave of reason, sweeping across America..."