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When not to believe a lie out of Washington

There’s a story about two politicians in Washington. They are having a heated argument. One says, “you are lying.” The other replies, “I know, but hear me out.”
When not to believe a lie out of Washington. Photo by: Kelly Sikkema-Unsplash.

There’s a story about two politicians in Washington. They are having a heated argument. One says, “you are lying.” The other replies, “I know, but hear me out.”

Jokes aside, there is a serious trust problem in American public life today. The latest Gallup poll shows that public trust in the three branches (executive, legislative, and judicial) of the federal government has dropped to an all time low. In fact, none of the three branches is trusted by a majority of Americans. 

Furthermore, when Americans are asked to name the most important problem facing America today, the most frequent answer is “the federal government.” This is unprecedented in Gallup polling.

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