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    the role of government and the functioning of government.  One of the principles of the Democratic party is that government has a role to play in ensuring the betterment of its people.  If you take away that principle, you are not really talking about the Democratic party.  The disillusionment is in the functioning of government- the unwillingness to legislate in a fair and equitable manner, the shutting out completely the needs/concerns of working people, the refusal to address the issues that affect most people, the rancorous game playing, etc.  So, it does not logically follow that because Democrats look to a governmental solution to correct social ills that they are not skeptical about government.  

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