Gallup poll out this week shows that Americans view their own government as the nation’s number one problem.
In 1838 Abraham Lincoln gave a speech at the Young Men’s Lyceum of Springfield, Illinois. The speech concerned America’s institution. In his speech, Lincoln said that if America ever fell, it would not be from an external enemy, but from within.
“At what point then is the approach of danger to be expected? I answer, if it ever reach us, it must spring up amongst us. It cannot come from abroad. If destruction be our lot, we must ourselves be its author and finisher. As a nation of freemen, we must live through all time, or die by suicide.”
How prescient Lincoln was.
This week Gallup released a poll in which they asked Americans to name the nation’s top problem. The most frequently mentioned top problem: Government.
Both Democrats and Republicans choose Government as America’s #1 problem.
The frequency by which American’s cited Government as our #1 problem increased by 6 points from the last time that Gallup asked the question.
The results should be little surprise to anyone.
The federal bureaucracy and politicians in Washington have been out of touch with the average American for a very long time.
That’s true for both parties.
The Republican Party just reelected Ronna McDaniel to a fourth term as Chairman of the Republican National Committee.
A mere 6 percent of rank-and-file Republican voters thought that McDaniel deserved another term. Seventy-three percent wanted someone else. The GOP just told three quarters of its supporters to go to hell.
You can count on the national GOP to keep the stupid in the stupid party.
The Democratic Party is no different.
Democrat-run cities are crumbling. The failed public school system is the primary engine of inequality in American society. In Chicago, almost half of all public students are chronically absent. Yet nothing will change because Democratic politicians are in bed with the teachers unions.
It’s no wonder that Americans view the government as the country’s number one problem. It is.