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Adam Banks
Houston Astros Fan
District 5
Member since Sep 2009
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Has anyone else lost complete faith in our governmental institutions?
Over the last calendar year I have lost faith from the top to the bottom. From the local courts letting off kate steinles murderer off, to courts not allowing the executive to undo executive orders, from the FBI to local county sheriff completely ignoring the citizens about Cruz. The citizens are ignored, laws are broken and it seems like nobody even cares?


TrueTiger
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re: Has anyone else lost complete faith in our governmental institutions?
My faith in the Office of the President has been elevated in the past few months.

But that is about it.


Wtodd
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Tampa, FL
Member since Oct 2013
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re: Has anyone else lost complete faith in our governmental institutions?
Yep....40 yrs ago


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Brosef Stalin
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re: Has anyone else lost complete faith in our governmental institutions?
I never had faith in them


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TigersSEC2010
Mesa, AZ
Member since Jan 2010
29721 posts

re: Has anyone else lost complete faith in our governmental institutions?
There isn't much in government to be happy about.


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Salmon
USA Fan
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re: Has anyone else lost complete faith in our governmental institutions?
A long time ago


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EKG
Texas A&M Fan
Houston, TX
Member since Jun 2010
23784 posts

re: Has anyone else lost complete faith in our governmental institutions?
I was raised never to trust—but always publicly respect—the government.
So nothing has changed for me.


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NYNolaguy1
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Member since May 2011
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re: Has anyone else lost complete faith in our governmental institutions?
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The citizens are ignored, laws are broken and it seems like nobody even cares?


I suspect it has always been this way.


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troyt37
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Member since Mar 2008
4085 posts

re: Has anyone else lost complete faith in our governmental institutions?
Have to assume you're either young, or freshly conservative/independent. I can't remember a time when I had faith in our government and it's institutions. Certainly not beyond the original Constitution, and Bill of Rights.


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ShortyRob
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Member since Oct 2008
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re: Has anyone else lost complete faith in our governmental institutions?
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Has anyone else lost complete faith in our governmental institutions?



To lose faith in them, you have to have first had faith in them.

Frankly, when someone has ever expressed faith in them to me, I use it as an excellent guide to understanding their logical weaknesses.


NYNolaguy1
LSU Fan
Member since May 2011
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re: Has anyone else lost complete faith in our governmental institutions?
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To lose faith in them, you have to have first had faith in them.

Frankly, when someone has ever expressed faith in them to me, I use it as an excellent guide to understanding their logical weaknesses.


Which is exactly why it would take a lot for a govt employee in a govt sponsored court to convince me that someone needs to go to prison because they say so.

Also why I dont think I will ever support the death penalty. I have zero faith the govt will ever be perfect in only convicting guilty people.


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goatmilker
LSU Fan
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Member since Feb 2009
43629 posts

re: Has anyone else lost complete faith in our governmental institutions?
No. Just many of us...the voters that puts them all in office and the press that covers it.

Our constitution and institutions are fine. Its we the people that are in need of improvements .

Lets say you get your wish and it all comes down and its all re written just the way you would wish it to be. The same Americans will still be voting. (if your new republic allows such)


berrycajun
LSU Fan
Baton Rouge
Member since May 2016
5474 posts

re: Has anyone else lost complete faith in our governmental institutions?
This transcript of the call Cruz’s cousin made to the FBI 5 days before the shooting tells us everything we need to know about the FBI as do Page and Stzrok’s texts. It’s a clown show that we are paying for.

https://www.google.com/amp/s/amp.local10.com/news/parkland-school-shooting/transcript-of-call-to-fbi-warning-nikolas-cruz-was-going-to-explode


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Quotes from Jan. 5, 2018 FBI transcript Caller: Okay I was just figuring I guess I was talking to the operator and, and she transferred me. Like I said to her. I don't know how to go about this, but on the Instagram account I have a, I wouldn' say he is --- by blood but I would consider him ---. He is only 18, but he 's got the mental capacity of a 12 to a 14 year old. His mother just passed away on the first of November. He's got Instagram accounts. He started off saying he wanted to kill himself, so what I did was I called the Parkland, which is where he lives. Parkland Police Department and I spoke to officer ----. I didn't hear anything and you know myh -- I left it. I gave him all the information I had, and then just recently, now he has switched it to he wants to kill people, and then he put that on his Instagram and about two days later he took it off ... I am afraid that something is going to happen, because he doesn't have the mental capacity. He can't, he is so outraged if someone talks to him about certain things, and he had pulled a rifle on his mother before she had passed away because she wanted to get money to to --- and the whole other problem is that -- and he is 18 and his mother's life insurance policy is coming and he is going to receive $25,000 from that and then at 21, 24 and up to 30 he is receiving $25,000 every year after that from a wrongful death suit that the mother had on the father, so he went out and he took money out of his mother's account. I don't know how he got the debit card, but he did, and he took money. This is after she passed away, and he took the money out, the social security money out, and he took it and he bought all these rifles and ammunition and he posted pictures of them on Instagram and the family that, you know, distant cousin and myself are very concerned about this because I just want someone to know about this, so they can look into it. If they think it's something worth going into, fine. If not, I just know I have a clear conscience if he takes off and just starts shooting places up . Caller: He is cutting up animals and things like that, little animals. Righ not is just frogs and I know for a fact it was a bird at one time ... He brought the bird into the house, he threw it on his mother's kitchen counter and he started cutting it up. He has all kinds of hunting knives. Caller: It's just so much and I know he's going to explode. A man he befriended, some young boy who is also on Instagram and his father, this boys father took him in. Him and his wife took Nikolas in and said he could live there and his guns and everything could be in the house because he has them locked up. He also said when Nikolas gets his money, his $25,000 this man will invest it for him. He doesn't know Nikolas from a hole in the wall and I don't know who he is going to invest it with or what's going to happen, but I do know and this is a vfact when you ask Nikolas for money he goes up one rule and down the other. He gets crazy, because he will not give anybody his money. Matter of fact, he thinks anything he --- the bank is all is and you to he will everybody else including his brother, so I have the man's name. Caller: The main concern is also when he gets this $25,000, he is not going to give it to this man to invest, he is going to buy guns, and I know the last rifle he bought, he went online and he bought it and it was shipped to ------ in Parkland. Caller: It's alarming to see these pictures and to know what he's capable of doing and what could happen. He is not in school any longer. He never graduated high school. He is thrown out of all these schools because he would pick up a chair and just throw it at somebody, a teacher or a student because he didn't like the way they were talking to him. I just think about, you know, getting into a school and just shooting the place up . Caller: I just want to you know get it off my chest in case something does happen and I do believe something is going to happen.



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EKG
Texas A&M Fan
Houston, TX
Member since Jun 2010
23784 posts

re: Has anyone else lost complete faith in our governmental institutions?
“Our Constitution” is not the same as our sprawling government—the one in which it is not even known how many agencies it actually encompasses.


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airfernando
USA Fan
Member since Oct 2015
15248 posts

re: Has anyone else lost complete faith in our governmental institutions?
The only question is why did you have faith in them in the last many years. It's not the govt institutions you should have no faith in; it's the citizenry of this country that makes up those tutes.


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From the local courts letting off kate steinles murderer off,
not a good example, though. The prosecutors screwed that up, though the system there probably would have let him walk under any circumstances.


MrCarton
UNO Fan
Paradise Valley, MT
Member since Dec 2009
18096 posts

re: Has anyone else lost complete faith in our governmental institutions?
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Over the last calendar century


FIFY


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navy
Navy Fan
Bannedeville, SC
Member since Sep 2010
22685 posts

re: Has anyone else lost complete faith in our governmental institutions?
Supreme Court

- Ginsburg
- Sotomayor
- Kagan

- F'in John Roberts


- Gay
- Obamacare

- Scalia gone.


Little Faith.


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Jumbo_Gumbo
LSU Fan
Denham Springs
Member since Dec 2015
2165 posts

re: Has anyone else lost complete faith in our governmental institutions?
Hand raised!


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SCLibertarian
South Carolina Fan
Conway, South Carolina
Member since Aug 2013
12503 posts

re: Has anyone else lost complete faith in our governmental institutions?
Never, ever reflexively trust anything the government says or does.

Image: http://reformedlibertarian.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/urgetosavemencken1.jpg


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DallasTiger11
UCLA Fan
Los Angeles
Member since Mar 2004
6161 posts

re: Has anyone else lost complete faith in our governmental institutions?
Our government has done almost nothing right in the last 20 years. They fail so regularly and continuously that we are immune to it.

Yet there are millions of brainwashed fellow citizens who are obsessed on giving them more and more power in every arena in which they operate. Wars, healthcare, taxation, spending, spying, etc. All fails. It's actually hard to think of anything they have done right recently.


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