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Lost trust in politics

Updated on May 26, 2014

Lost trust in politics

“Lost trust in politics”

The United States of America has come a long way since many centuries ago, governing to a democracy type government. We have out many politicians to thank for destroying the faith, trust, and the American dream of the people of the United States of America. Some things that have made Americans bitter over the last decade are: our many involvements overseas slow movement of our economy, and our divided congress. One statement by Abraham Lincoln that stands out to me these days, because of our state of the country is, “America will never be destroyed from the outside, if we falter and loose our freedoms, it will be because we destroyed ourselves. People from all over the world have come to live a better life, “the American dream”, but that’s all it seems these days is just a dream.

The war in Iraq and Afghanistan has taken a toll on the American people, it has shaped our economy in such a bad shape, that we have went into a government shutdown in October 2013 for more than two weeks. The war has ended in Iraq, but with 4,486 military personnel with it, and in Afghanistan, the war continues, until the withdrawal in the summer of 2014. We have gotten tangled in other countries civil wars such as Libya and currently Syria. Do we not see the uprising that is evitable here in the United States of America fueling? We have not once during a decade of war focused on our own country to provide our needs and restore the flagship of our four fathers. John F. Kennedy once said, “I look forward to a great future for America- a future in which our country will match its military strength with our moral restrain, its wealth with our wisdom, and its power with our purpose. Hopefully we at least learn from these wars after they are finish that just war is never the answer, but love usually works.

The next thing that has angered Americans is our slow economy over the last decade or so. Job growth and promotion had been a long time fight since the wars in the Middle East first started. Statistics show four out of five U.S. adults struggle with joblessness, near-poverty or reliance on welfare for at least parts of their lives, and which I have been one of those 4 out of 5 adults recently. There are always numbers coming out every month about new jobs every month, but who are the people getting those jobs, and what jobs are they? You never hear about what type of jobs or where are these jobs flowing really. Once Dwight Eisenhower said “Only Americans can hurt America.” I remember growing up wondering what I wanted to be when I grow up, I feel we all still feel like that even as adults today with the way the economy is.

The last thing that is, how much our congress is divided on issues regarding the United States of America. In 2011, congress asked for a raise, and received it while the paychecks for the United States military were in jeopardy. The military have been the front runner in the mist of the issues as far as fighting the hard but blinding wars overseas. Congress cannot make decisions together on any issue to move America forward due to the greedy hands and delirious democrats and republicans. Are these the politicians we put in power to represent the people, for the people, and by the people? Harry Truman once said, “ I ‘ve said many a time that I think the un-American activities committee in the house of representatives was the most un American thing in America!” Congress has failed the people for more than a decade, and continues to show its unfair power play.

I have covered three things that I thing plays a role in the lack of trust we have in over government which were: our many involvements overseas, slow movement of our economy, and our divided congress. Over and over we have put and replaced different politicians in power, hoping that they would bring home back to the American people, which has not been the outcome lately. The outcome of our politicians has been unlimited questioning of the American justice system, government programs for the people, and the pursuit of happiness. Our future seems shaken like an earthquake every day we depend on politicians, instead we should awake a revolutionary era that has always worked for us in the past. It has always blown the wicked down, and proved that we the people, can and will have hope, and continue to make the United States of America the greatest country on earth for all americans.


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