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Posted 8/28/15 , edited 8/28/15
So in your eyes what does the government have to do to regain your trust and respect in them?

Also to anyone outside the US what would we as a country have to do to change the fact that none of you like us and change your opinion about us being ignorent and stupid?

Just curious about people's answers and thoughts.
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im not sure the government can do anything, the government is a reflection of the people. They can do things because people allow them to do them. In the end the only thing politicians care about is getting reelected, which gives people an incredible amount of power. The problem is that in the US, the majority of people dont care about elections or politics. Take for example, my city, the last mayor was chosen by something like 3% of the population. Thats right, 97% of the population in my city could not be bothered to go vote.
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Nothing people hate the US just to hate. Look at the middle east despite giving billions in aid and freeing people from dictators they still hate every American. Makes me think freedom isn't for everyone.
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Posted 8/28/15 , edited 8/28/15
Maybe when politics in the US stop being a contest where the best liar wins.



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frist stop lying during elections.
second stop wasting tax payers money
third is get rid of the federal reserve bank because not only are they making the us money the lost billions of it or millions dont remember witch
put into law that if any government worker misuses tax payers money half or three quarters of all there assets are sized and sold to pay back what the stole and 500,000 thousand dollars as a fine with 5 years prison time.also make into law if the lie and get elected 500,000 fine kicked out of office and can never run for any government office
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Posted 8/28/15

quikbeam wrote:

im not sure the government can do anything, the government is a reflection of the people. They can do things because people allow them to do them. In the end the only thing politicians care about is getting reelected, which gives people an incredible amount of power. The problem is that in the US, the majority of people dont care about elections or politics. Take for example, my city, the last mayor was chosen by something like 3% of the population. Thats right, 97% of the population in my city could not be bothered to go vote.

This is so true yet people are always quick to bring up the fact that they don't trust the government for x and y reasons.

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After taking US history last school year, I found out that the mudslinging mentality started waaay back in the 1800's so it's not like the lying thing is something new. It was actually worse back then it has technically gotten better. I mean at this point there's nothing that the government can do. They probably don't even care because they're still getting their paychecks.
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It is a simple matter of power. In the last twenty to thirty years or so, the federal government has taken more and more power away from the states and the people. Sometimes through legislation as outlined in the Constitution, other times not.

The more centralized the power becomes, the greater the potential of corruption. If the federal government would just return some of its power back to the states, then we the people wouldn't have to worry so much. The system of checks and balances would work automatically the people could get back to living our lives instead of worrying so much about what will happen if the party you don't like is in charge.


People are different. As such, everyone prefers a different flavor of government. As long as we have a strong centralized government that is getting stronger and more centralized with each passing year, the stakes of who is in charge of that government is more and more important and affects more and more people who would otherwise rather not care about politics.
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Posted 8/28/15 , edited 8/28/15
If it's/there's something America would like to do then it should but what's already done is done.
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Posted 8/28/15

J-POP187 wrote:

Nothing people hate the US just to hate. Look at the middle east despite giving billions in aid and freeing people from dictators they still hate every American. Makes me think freedom isn't for everyone.


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