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The Modernity of TrustBusters: Nothing Else Matters
The only thing worse than a nation losing faith in their people, is its people losing faith in their Nation…
Initially, when I hear the term Trust Buster, Teddy Roosevelt comes to mind. His self image of a “steward of the people” played well toward his landslide presidential victory of 1904.
'Trust I seek and I find in you…'
Posterity’s view of President Teddy Roosevelt regarding trust busting is relevant going forward. His focus on regulating big business was crucial to his service to all the people of which he represented. In his day, he set his sights on the great powerful railroads. In today’s America, much is the same toward reduction of big business’ control of the economy and workers.
As man of the people, he felt, “it was his duty to take whatever actions necessary for the public good — unless expressly forbidden by law or the Constitution.” His dynamism led Congress and the public into a renewed era of reform and foreign policy.
'Forever trusting who we are…'
Americans have a love/hate affair with issues of trust. We have evolved into a wise skeptical lot. In fact, I’ll go out on a limb here. Americans can small bullshit a mile away dating back to our inception.
In today's America, our trust issues lie with the politicians who busted our trust in them.
As a people, we tend to believe actions speak volumes in contrast to lip service regarding issues of our future, our children’s future. It’s the one thing we have in common. The one thing we share as a people. The universal American principle; let us pass the torch for the promise of a better tomorrow, for our kids sake; and for their kids sake. After that, you’re on your own.
It’s really not too much to ask now is it? In fact, we are 'so close, no matter how far, couldn’t be much more from the heart…'
''…and nothing else matters.'