This should scare the hell out of anyone who cares about American democracy. When a majority of the citizens of a country no longer trust their government there is a serious problem, and a real chance for social breakdown.
Much of this, as you can see, is centered around the Theocratic Right which is increasingly estranged from the nation’s mainstream. And it should not be forgotten that anti-government fear and hate is a staple of the Theocratic Right media machine.
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Views of Congress: Problem Lies with Members, Not the System
Pew Research Center for the People & The Press
Released: January 31, 2013
As Barack Obama begins his second term in office, trust in the federal government remains mired near a historic low, while frustration with government remains high. And for the first time, a majority of the public says that the federal government threatens their personal rights and freedoms.