I am not a citizen of the USA, nor – by my locator – do I live there, but I have followed, and contributed in a minor way, to some of the discussions on this forum which have involved contributors expressing opinions on various facets of the USA as it is today. But BC is not a solely American forum as I understand it, it is very much an International affair. So here goes.
Why do the citizens of the USA continue the existence of a form of government in which very few have confidence ?
I am not going to pretend that the UK is perfect – it isn’t, but there is a wider confidence in the various forms of UK government than Gallup Poll is quoting to be found in the USA.
“Only a mere 10 per cent of Americans have "a great deal" or "quite a lot" of confidence in the US Congress, a new Gallup poll has found.”
Gallup claim 95 +/- 3% confidence in their figures. From this it would appear that few Americans have overly much faith in their elected representatives. Apparently, confidence peaked in 1973 at 42%, and has been trending downwards since.
Is it not about time that situation got overhauled ? And given the difficulty of changing in-built biases in existing systems, is it not time for a second American Revolution ?