You Say You Want a Revolution, Well You Know…

According to the Gallup organization, dissatisfaction with the way the nation is being government has reached a new high, along with mistrust of Congress and contempt for public officials generally. Fifty-seven percent have no confidence in the federal government to solve domestic problems. Forty-nine percent believe the federal government has become so large and powerful that “it poses an immediate threat to the rights and freedoms of ordinary citizens.”

The Beatles penned their famous song, “Revolution,” in 1968, a few  years before the Watergate scandal inspired a wave of distrust in government. Dissatisfaction during that era of turmoil peaked at 66%. Today, the figure stands at 81%. The institutional configuration that has governed the country since World War II is on the verge of collapse. The people get it. Our rulers have too much invested in the status quo to bring about fundamental change. If people thought a revolution was looming then…

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3 responses to “You Say You Want a Revolution, Well You Know…”

  1. what you’re seeing in the low rating for Congress is a combination of all the Conservatives blaming elected Dems and Dem voters blaming elected Republicans…

    it’s additive.

  2. We will muddle along for another hundred years.

  3. I’m not so sure… I’m not sure what will happen but as has been pointed out ..if we had a parliamentary system we would have seen two new govts already….

    something has to give because the gap between the two parties visions are huge and the politics is corrosive and destructive.

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