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Most Americans Think The Government Is Corrupt

• https://www.zerohedge.com, by Mac Slavo

This brings to mind a quote:

"Power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely."

-John Dahlberg Acton

That means that anytime you hand power to anyone, their morality will decrease as the desire to control others increases. No one cedes power willingly either. If we have learned anything from 2020 it's that those in power or authority figures are not in it for us, but themselves.

Seventy-three percent of Americans say that elected officials do not face "serious consequences" for misconduct, according to a new Pew Research Center poll.

A closer look reveals that a mere 21 percent of those leaning Democrat and 32 percent of Republicans believe there is some basic justice for delinquent politicians.

This is not the only issue where US liberals and conservatives almost reach a consensus.

Seventy percent of US citizens don't think the government is "open and transparent," while 60 percent of both Republicans and Democrats believe that judges aren't free from the influence of parties and politicians.

– RT


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