The Participation Blog

Why We Mistrust Government

Ideology, partisanship, and self-service in government aren’t necessarily new, but it sure seems more obvious recently. There are always those who, shall we say, have less than honorable motives. And there will always be those who truly believe in the righteousness of what they choose to believe and perpetrate. Added to that is a media landscape that conflates journalism and entertainment, and invents story angles that cause multiple orgasms in television newsrooms to boost ratings and revenue. This piece doesn’t offer many solutions, but in focusing on recent actions of the Supreme Court, it does provide food for thought.