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    not stupid, many of them.  Some are very native because they grew up being able to trust their government to make the right decisions and policies to protect them.  It wasn't at least to me, until the 1970s that government began to show how corrupt it could be and a lot of that came from the Nixon adminstration.  However, many just thought it was the "person," Nixon who was corrupt, but not the whole body of government.  

    My parents grew up during the Great Depression, they, who are now in their 80s, trusted their government because of FDR.  For a number of years government continue toward betterment for all.  The Kennedys, MLK, even LBJ pushed civil rights through at the expense of his own presidency.  Nothing was perfect, but we were moving forward.  

    Fast forward to today and it is such a big mess and I truly believe people are more confused than stupid and that is because both parties are so corrupt that neither can produce a decent leader.  And sad to say that when I hear people speak and repeat things that aren't true I know they are listening to the media like Fox News because they don't know how to form their own opinions because they were never taught to.

    "During times of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolution­ary act. " George Orwell

    by zaka1 on Tue Apr 09, 2013 at 10:46:09 AM PDT

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