I have heard many people say that articulating the problem well is half of the solution. Listening to Os Guiness on RZIM this morning he articulated the second point of this. I added the rest.
The problem in America today is that American's need 1) to be re-convinced that we can be worthy of the Freedom our Founders envisioned and gave us, 2) how to be worthy of that freedom and 3) that we can use that kind of absolute freedom (body, soul and spirit) for good to better the whole world and recommend our freedom to other peoples and nations with not just a clear conscience but with confidence that their condition will transform into something laudable.
THAT is hope.