Maybe it is all about being a trusting, naive kid.
We all start there.
We believe what they tell us in the history books.
"This is how the government works."
And we eat it up, believing that it's all on the straight and narrow.
As we get a little older, we start hearing grumbling about how everyone in the governing body is out for themselves. We are skeptical because of what we heard about as kids.
"Surely there are people who have integrity and care about us, right?"
Then a little more time passes and the skepticism grows.
We see it creep into our daily lives.
The rich get richer.
The deck seems stacked.
But there are still honest people left, right?
This past election was all about exposing some of the corruption. We heard about the draining of the swamp.
Could our government work for the people again?
I saw something on the newsfeed today...
...two items actually:
George W. and his wife, Laura, agreed to attend the inauguration.
How and why did they swallow their pride?
They were outspoken in their opposition.
They were standing up for what they thought was right, and then they dumped all over their integrity.
...it is THEIR party...
But the next note was even more disconcerting.
Bill & Hil are going too!
Are you freaking kidding me?
It's a sham!!
Everyone is back in the fold.
The swamp is full.
The cabinet contains members who make more than 90% of the country combined...
...and they're all going to work together...
...to further the interests of the middle and lower classes.
That little kid who trusted?
He's long gone.
I'm REALLY doubtful.
And a little scared.
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