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The Modernity of TrustBusters: Nothing Else Matters

Updated on January 8, 2012

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.'


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    • gjfalcone profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago from Gilbert, Arizona

      I'm pretty sure your right Cred2.It would be interesting.Thanks for the input.

    • Credence2 profile image


      6 years ago from Florida (Space Coast)

      I am sure that if TR were around today he would have more than just a little to say as to how much more work he would need to do in the face of the challenge. Cred2

    • gjfalcone profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago from Gilbert, Arizona


      Nothing would please me more than to hear the rational supporting your comments...

      "But, are you sure that politicians busted our trust? Or was it the media bursting their bubble of illusion?"

      Thank you for the read Brett.Tesol and I'm looking forward to your response.

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      Brett Caulton 

      6 years ago from Asia

      Voted up and interesting. But, are you sure that politicians busted our trust? Or was it the media bursting their bubble of illusion?

    • gjfalcone profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago from Gilbert, Arizona

      Intriguing comment. Please direct me to your reference of pre world history.

      Thanks for the read and comments.

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      6 years ago

      TrustBusters is an intriguing piece of pre-world history. I learned a lot about who these people were and what actions they accomplished in society. Thanks for sharing.


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