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Will Americans Ever Trust Their Government Again?

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A string of homemade signs lines the highway in front of a small construction business in Rostraver, Pennsylvania. There are 17 in total, and they all reflect the owner’s loss of trust in the government, with their broad array of colorful and sometimes salty phrases. All are directly aimed at the government, not at a particular party.

Last week, a poll released in nearby Ohio showed half of the people who held a favorable opinion of the Republican presidential nominee said they had little to no confidence in the integrity of the upcoming vote count. In short, they expected some rigging or fraud in the vote totals because they did not trust the government to get it right.

And that surge of millennials who rejected Hillary Clinton for Bernie Sanders in the Democratic primaries? That rejection largely stemmed from their association of her with traditional political sources of institutional power: such as her role as first lady, as U.S. senator from New York, and as secretary of State. Their beef with her? Her government resume and coziness with Wall Street—period. – READ MORE

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  • Patriot76

    It isn’t a matter of trust for the majority of voters. They are politically illiterate and have no interest in researching the candidates.
    (Obama being elected twice is enough proof of that.) It is too taxing to have to use their minds. They are lemmings, following in step for step, what the MSM tells them to do. One day they will awaken to the death of America as we now know it. As Ronald Reagan said:

    “Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn’t pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same, or one day we will spend our sunset years telling our children and our children’s children what it was once like in the United States where men were free.”

  • justlittlolme

    ‘Trust’ breeds complacency.
    Since the country was BORN of a distrust of government, I suggest we never trust it at all.