Trust Your Gov’t Week: They Don’t Trust Us; We Don’t Trust Them

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The short-lived “Disinformation Governance Board” reminds us that Washington is dangerously out of touch.

(The American Conservative) A long time ago in a country far, far different—the United States of America in October 1964, to be exact—as many as 77 percent of Americans trusted the federal government to do the right thing almost always or most of the time.
No, don’t get nostalgic. This was a uniquely gullible time for the American public.
The FBI was busy spying on Martin Luther King, Jr. Congress had just passed the Gulf of Tonkin Resolution, which effectively authorized the dumbest war in U.S. history on false pretenses. (Sorry, millennials: Vietnam, which left over 58,000 Americans dead thanks to our much-trusted government, was even dumber than Iraq, with 4,431 killed in action.)
Nowadays, Americans have a much better grip on reality. Only 24 percent are so foolish as to trust the government to do the right thing at least most of the time…Read the Rest at the American Conservative
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