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According to a recent poll from Convention of States Action, 61% of Americans have lost trust in the US Federal Government.

Just The News conducted an interview with the organization’s president, Mark Meckler. He called the drop “extraordinary” and said the massive decline in trust is a very good thing. He added that Americans are actually more trusting of state and local governments now too.


The idea of American freedom demands decentralized power. In 2020 we saw a massive expansion of the federal government that is still expanding. It looks like Americans simply aren’t buying it anymore.

Meckler said that “if you go to a red state where governments opened up earlier, people have more faith and trust in their government than you would see in a place like New York or California, because they’ve been freed up and they’re out on the streets. They’ve been living their lives for a long time.”

And it’s not just red states too. According to Pew Research, only 2% of Americans can trust the US government to “do the right thing” “just about always.” Only 22% say they can “most of the time.” The party line definitely shows in Pew Research however. The same poll shows that 36% of Democrats say they can trust the government where only 9% of Republicans say the same.

If you ask me, that 22% is still far too high. Americans should not trust their government. When Montesquieu proposed the idea of separating powers, it was to hold men accountable. To keep government not necessarily in gridlock but subservient to principle. He once said that “the deterioration of government begins almost always with the deterioration of principles.” The most surefire way to send a leader’s heart down a path of corruption, is to trust him wholeheartedly. Give him the wheel and he will drive you to your doom.



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P W
P W
4 months ago

The question isn’t why so many people have lost trust in the federal government, the real question is why did you trust them before? The federal government keeps showing the citizens of the US that they have incompetence throughout the organization and that they implement policies that are in no way to the benefit of the American citizenry, so having trust in them is a fool’s errand.

Bryan Dorfmeyer incompetent idiot 81 m
Bryan Dorfmeyer incompetent idiot 81 m
4 months ago
Reply to  P W

Except for trump

Mary
Mary
4 months ago

I grew up learning not to trust in the Government, only trust in God, as God is the only one that does not change, people do God does not.

Dan Tyree
Dan Tyree
4 months ago
Reply to  Mary

Amen

Shirley Johnson
Shirley Johnson
4 months ago

I think hardly no one has any trust in the government any more with the people in the white house or congress. You cant believe anything they say at all. They just lie about everything. They don t care about the American people out to destroy our great county.

watchman48
watchman48
4 months ago

They have already done the damage, this nation has been on the downhill slide to destruction for at least the last one hundred years or more, and there in nothing on Earth that will or can stop this destruction.
No nation that allows and even supports the murdering of children is great, this nation has become extreme wicked embracing a great number of abominations against God’s WORD.
All governments are formed and ran by sinful mankind; thus, all government of this Earth are doomed to fail.
If you are a Christian, you should know this is a Cold hard fact that cannot be altered. God is the same today as He was yesterday or even 6000 years ago. The absolute truth cannot be changed to suit man’s desires, this is the final generation, which began on May 14, 1948, with the re-gathering of the nation of Israel.
The United States, as the world protector of Israel will be destroyed for the NWO agenda to advance with the one world government, and the one world religion. Those remaining nations will quickly embrace this NWO, and they will quickly sign a seven-year peace treaty.
I highly doubt that we survive to see another presidential election, I would even be surprised to see this midterm election this coming November.
God will save those that belong to Him, but He will allow the destruction of the United States. God gives these warnings, hoping that the hearts of the people might turn to Him to be saved.
There are none so good that they do not need God’s forgiveness, and there are none so bad they cannot receive God’s forgiveness.