Saturday, June 04, 2005

Scary Poll

Gallup polled people's confidence in American institutions, some surprising things, some not so surprising things. A few things however, are very scary. Of all institutions listed Americans have the most confidence in the military. Of the three branches of Government, the Presidency was at the top. Looks like a setup for a very different America to me. A populace that trusts the military more than schools or the criminal justice system, and trusts the executive branch more than the judiciary or the legislature. Sounds like a perfect formula for an autocratic state. That is the kind of public that will sit idly bye and happilly watch the abandonment of Democratic Principles and the hand over of power from the people to the military and the executive branch. Polls such as this make me fear for Americas future.

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