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Chris Cillizza Finds Decline
In Americans´ Trust In
Government ´Depressing´

Newsbusters, by Mark Finkelstein

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Posted By:Desert Fox, 2/7/2013 7:54:57 PM

Conservatives might take heart from a recent poll showing a decline in Americans´ trust in government. But Chris Cillizza sees it as a "depressing reality." So wrote Cillizza in his "Fix" column in today´s Washington Post. Indeed, Cillizza´s headline, "Are we in the end times of trust in government?", suggests that he finds the development nothing short of potentially apocalyptic. Let´s consider what Thomas Jefferson´s had to say about the need for a healthy distrust of government—and speculate as to why the polling news has Chris bummed out. More after the jump

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Coy860, 2/7/2013 8:14:06 PM     (No. 9164624)

I find the government depressing.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: JAN, 2/7/2013 8:22:44 PM     (No. 9164633)

The msm swearing to Obama´s lies are part of the anxiety across the country.



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Reply 3 - Posted by: pinger, 2/7/2013 8:32:31 PM     (No. 9164646)

I am searching desperately trying to come up with a single thing during the past several years that would prompt me to have more trust in government. Quite the opposite is the case.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: KTWO, 2/7/2013 8:32:47 PM     (No. 9164647)

It is realistic and not depressing at all.



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Reply 5 - Posted by: Teleologicus, 2/7/2013 8:46:47 PM     (No. 9164660)

Government would be great, except for one thing - the one thing that is always overlooked by proponents of more and more government.

People. Human beings. Us. Government is not the problem. WE are the problem. That is why we need government, and it is also why we must remain suspicious of government.

This was obvious to the Founders. It was why they designed the American system: to protect people from themselves by deliberately distributing and balancing power. Too much power must never be permitted to concentrate and perpetuate itself. That was the whole idea. The record of history showed this to the Framers, as it shows it to anyone even casually acquainted with how human beings have actually behaved repeatedly and predictably over thousands of years in every society we know about.

Liberals, Leftists, "progressives" and Marxists talk and act as though they have neither the slightest knowledge of human beings or even of themselves. Their political fantasies are inevitably grounded upon untenable illusions about human beings, who neither think nor behave the way Leftist ideology needs them to in order for its grand schemes and programs to operate as intended. And no amount of experience seems to be capable of modifying the fantasies, which more often than not prevail over reality. When reality becomes simply too much to bear, i.e. when people do not think and act as Leftists think they do and ought to do in order for Leftism to succeed, Leftists, when they acquire the power to do so, end up killing the former objects of their solicitude in staggering numbers. They can´t think of anything else to do. It is a crude Procrustean approach in an attempt to save the Leftist fantasy ideology itself.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Mike PHX, 2/7/2013 8:48:00 PM     (No. 9164661)

Snort! Anything Chris (smell Obama´s essence, mmmm, smell it!)
Cilizza says is, well, compromised.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Axeman, 2/7/2013 8:53:00 PM     (No. 9164669)

Apocalypse means unveiling or revealing. This is only disastrous to some.
Think Wizard of Oz.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Nimby, 2/7/2013 9:06:57 PM     (No. 9164679)

The question should have been " do you trust the Government more or less than you do the Lame stream media"?

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Nimby, 2/7/2013 9:10:06 PM     (No. 9164682)

In reality I don´t know which is more depressing. The Government or the Americans who voted this administration and this bloated government back into power?

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Reply 10 - Posted by: STLstudent, 2/7/2013 9:47:14 PM     (No. 9164726)

Why trust a government that is so obviously evil? There is no entity that threatens our liberty more than the federal government ofte U.S.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: grounded, 2/7/2013 10:03:34 PM     (No. 9164744)

Every year around this time the dems hold their Jefferson Jackson Dinners to celebrate the two early pillars of their party and to raise money and to just generally tell themselves how wonderful they all are. The only problem that I see with this event is my firm belief that if those two luminaries were around today, they would be dispatching the current adherents to their party as quickly as they could fire and reload.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: Safari Man, 2/7/2013 10:23:10 PM     (No. 9164768)

As a young person being educated about history, I never really comprehended civil war in various countries, including the USA, and how things could get to the point where war could break out. Now I do. NOW I do.


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Reply 13 - Posted by: iamtinman, 2/7/2013 10:23:50 PM     (No. 9164769)

In order for us to trust government, it has to be trustworthy. It isn´t and we don´t!

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Reply 14 - Posted by: Crosscut, 2/7/2013 11:58:25 PM     (No. 9164859)

This would have all changed if Romney had been elected.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: Spidey, 2/8/2013 5:23:34 AM     (No. 9164976)

It´s impossible to have trust in government when they lie at the drop of a hat. Everything right now is a circle of wagons protecting Obama´s long list of failures. When people can see someone´s failures with their own eyes,it´s foolish for the media to report otherwise.

If anything goes right Obama´s claims credit,when it goes wrong,the ghost of Bush re emerges.Obama claims he´s created 5 million jobs which even if correct doesn´t keep up with population growth and it ignores at least 8 million who quit looking for work.

The other day the CBO upped the costs of Obamacare to $1.3 trillion. Nobody believes this and at the same time another story said amnesty would add $2 trillion to Obamacare.

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