The truth should be given at an early age and who else but the parents to endorse the responsibility! People can't expect to be delivered the truth. Did it ever happen? The media failed to its duty of information to the people as the main vehicule of info. So if they failed, why not congress, why not the judicial system and so on?
Unfortunately the mass is not educated hence a behavior that contradicts their interests. If governments fail to educate its children, there must be a reason why. What about the less you know, the less you think and consequently, the less you think, the less you criticize! It should be a valid adage.