A new survey from the Pew Research Center finds the nation is increasingly distrustful of the federal government: 73 percent don't have faith that lawmakers – members of Congress in particular – will do the right thing. Judy Woodruff asks Andy Kohut, director of the Pew Research Center, for more details and historical context. – PBS Newshour Dominant Social Theme: This has been going on for a long time and is nothing new. When the economy improves, people will feel better.
Government is instituted for the common good; for the protection, safety, prosperity, and happiness of the people; and not for profit, honor, or private interest of any one man, family, or class of men... —John Adams, Thoughts on Government 1776
Thomas Jefferson quote - this is at the root of many of our political contretemps' today...I'm not certain this is from Thomas Jefferson, but I'm definitely going to check....also, see Ayn Rand - Atlas Shrugged and Capitalism the Unknown Ideal
Considered one of the most influential leaders of the 20th Century, John Paul II was fluent in atleast 13 languages. He was a force that helped to bring an end to communism and increase freedoms throughout the world. Pope John Paul II did more than any other Pope to bring Catholics, Jews and other Christians together by focusing on the similarities, which out number the differences.