America. We're a pretty great place if I do say so myself. Yet even the most patriotic of Americans is feeling a little off-put by where our country is. No one seems to be happy with government anymore. Except maybe the government. A strange phenomenon is brewing in American politics lately. Trust in government has been going through the floor in recent years. Despite that, calls for increase in government capacity has been increasing.
This seems like a fallacy, considering it's not just Republicans that are losing faith in government's ability to provide solutions to issues we care about. How can we call for more government when none of us trust it to do what is right?
Those who want government to remain big will argue that it's simply an issue of the right people not running for office. Those who do not want government will argue it's an issue of removing government power. Considering President Obama signed the fewest average executive orders per year since Grover Cleveland, a candidate representing a party which calls for more government does not always mean more obvious government oversight.Read More