STAFF NEWS & ANALYSIS
9 in 10 Americans are Disillusioned With Democracy
By Daily Bell Staff - June 01, 2016

Hillary and Trump Leave Americans with Angst, Malaise and Little Confidence  … A new poll by the Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research finds that the choice of Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump for president leaves Americans feeling frustrated, angry, helpless — suffering from angst and malaise, with little confidence with our political system.  –Red State

We covered this AP-NORC poll previously HERE but focused on Americans lack of trust when it comes to government.

But there is another aspect to this eye-opening poll.

The poll provides a devastating picture of American fidelity to the larger US system.

Americans don’t believe in their political system anymore. People don’t trust their government and they don’t trust elections either.

Here’s how Red State puts it:

Nine in 10 Americans lack confidence in the country’s political system, and among a normally polarized electorate, there are few partisan differences in the public’s lack of faith in the political parties, the nominating process, and the branches of government.

Seventy percent of Americans say they feel frustrated about this year’s presidential election, including roughly equal proportions of Democrats and Republicans.

More than half feel helpless and angry.  Americans do not see either the Republicans or the Democrats as receptive to new ideas or the views of the rank-and-file membership.

Fourteen percent say the Democratic Party is responsive to the views of the rank-and-file; Eight percent report that about the Republican Party.

Here’s how Americans feel about the branches of government, just to remind you:

Only four percent of US citizens have a great deal of faith in the legislative branch of government.

Americans have very little faith in the executive or judicial branches of government either.

The most trust is expressed for the military, over 50 percent. It is not clear, however, whether the “military” means the organized US military and the Pentagon or the larger military of citizen-service and retired “vets.”

This is a main reason that new treaties are being drawn up.  We wrote about these new treaties HERE in an article entitled Leaked TISA Docs Reveal Secret ‘Global Constitution’

Our point was that three new “secret” trade agreements have been developed over the past years that redefine how corporations relate to nation states.

The intent is very obviously to put corporations into a position where they are the primary drivers not just of commerce but also of politics.

There will still be political systems but it is corporations that will operate most easily in trans-national environments.

Here’s what we explained:

Over the past millennium, societies have been organized around feudalism and democracy. Now we are headed toward corporatism.

TISA is one of several global trade agreements now under active negotiations. Another is the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) and a third is the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP).

… Leaked documents show how stipulations outlined in the TISA documents advanced the “deregulation” of big corporations entering overseas markets.

TISA, along with TPP and TTIP provide a legislative, judicial and commercial environment that will place corporations above nation-states. This is part of a trend to disenfranchise voters and make sure that democracy has less and less power to affect social structures.

The European Union was structured this way. The decision-making bodies do not directly report to Parliament, which has no real influence over the creation of legislation.

This evolution away from democratic control over society may seem abrupt and worrisome. But those organizing it, obviously believe in its necessity.

Surely they are well aware of the increasing disenchantment with current legislative and commercial structures. Instead of fixing these structures, however, a decision has been made to more fully disenfranchise voters.

This allows a new structure to be put in place rapidly. However, it also virtually guarantees civil unrest and worse.

From what we can see, governments and those that stand behind them are getting ready for electoral confrontations that may become violent.

As these trends strengthen and create considerable tension, you would do well to anticipate what can happen and take corrective action.

Conclusion: Give yourself the most flexibility possible when it comes to monetary alternatives such as gold and silver. Don’t disregard “prepping” either. Stores of food along with purchases farmland and second residences abroad may prove valuable someday.

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  • wrusssr

    Democracy = mob rule. The problem is 9 out of 10 Americans don’t know what a Republic is anymore.

    • Freetruthforever .

      Republic = representative mob rule; representatives of mobs are no better than mobs themselves. Sometimes they are worse as they sell out the mobs that elected them in favor of special interests.
      The biggest problem facing society is rulers, of every kind. Authoritarian rulers imposing their will on individuals using an institutional monopoly on violence is anti-social, immoral and unsustainable. Only social organizations based on voluntary individual consent are moral and sustainable. We should have leaders who are voluntarily followed by individuals who are impressed with their respect-worthy actions and common goals; not rulers who tell everybody what to do and what not do while robbing them.

      • Robert

        Wrusssr is correct. Freetruthforever should replace “Republic =” with “Democracy=”. Then the rest of his statement would be correct.
        A Republic has a constitution and works if it is followed. There is rule of law. The people (mobs if you will) elect people to represent them in the House od Representatives. At one time the Senators were appointed by the states and were to make sure the rule of law was followed. Once an amendment was passed so that individuals (mobs)elected the senators, the senators votes became for sale. They now are bought by “organizations” that support senators that will pass laws that favor this group. These organizations are now the actual rulers.

        • Ed

          Inasmuch as the Constitution was never signed, nor agreed to, by anybody, as a contract, and therefore never bound anybody, and is now binding upon nobody; and is, moreover, such an one as no people can ever hereafter be expected to consent to, except as they may be forced to do so at the point of the bayonet, it is perhaps of no importance what its true legal meaning, as a contract, is. Nevertheless, the writer thinks it proper to say that, in his opinion, the Constitution is no such instrument as it has generally been assumed to be; but that by false interpretations, and naked usurpations, the government has been made in practice a very widely, and almost wholly, different thing from what the Constitution itself purports to authorize. He has heretofore written much, and could write much more, to prove that such is the truth. But whether the Constitution really be one thing, or another, this much is certain — that it has either authorized such a government as we have had, or has been powerless to prevent it. In either case, it is unfit to exist. ~ Lysander Spooner

          • messianicdruid

            Spooner got it right. The little clause about “treaties” says it all. These are the contracts that take precedence over the rights enumerated in the CONstitution. If you have a contract [ birth certificate, marriage license, business liscense, drivers license etc. ] you have bargained away your rights and therefore in any equity court you will be required to perform.

            Corporations [ a pile of money that wishes to become a bigger pile of money ] are not bound by the CONstitution. And you do not have to be a citizen to be the president of a corporation [ the USA in DC ].

          • Ed

            Thanks for the input. I don’t have the marriage, business or drivers licenses. I’m curious as to how the birth certificate would be a contract. Wouldn’t a new born be too young to take part in a contract?

          • joe

            the constitution is unfit to exist because some lawless politicians ignore it? lol
            It’s up to the people to enforce it, and whether its followed at the moment or not, it is still the law of the land, and the usurping lawless quislings are guilty of sedition….

          • Ed

            Just because someone that you’re afraid of tells you that something is the “law of the land” does not make it so. It makes more sense that gravity is the law of the land.

      • Human

        Won’t happen in this life, keep dreaming though, it is a nice thought.

    • onefeather

      Agree

  • Praetor

    Well, I was raised to be a prepper. I have been doing that most of my life.

    The only reason to have a world government, there be ‘ALIENS’ out there! And they be hostile, other than that no need for world gov. Them wanting a world gov. makes me think the aliens have already taken over and want to incorporate us into their culture.

    On the other hand the sociopaths, control freak, think their smart than the rest of us, and want to elevate themselves to god status and have our worship, to thank them for their handouts!!!

    • Human

      What you call aliens are not what you think they are.

  • ProfRGP

    The results of this poll support my belief that Americans are smarter than politicians think: They know, for example, that government “isn’t working” as intended (i.e., as the federal constitution prescribes), and they know that their elected leaders and the federal bureaucracy generally (the fourth branch of government) are their de factor rulers with only nominal interest in their (citizens’ or subjects’) well-being. The beginning of a solution is the recognition of the problem necessitating it.

    • Human

      Get the money out of elections. For those who wish to serve there should be no campaign contributions. All should be heard who run for office, and the press, travel industry, and motel industry etc. should give X amount of equal time to each candidate while recouping the cost via tax right off. You want fair and balanced? This is how it is done.

  • r2bzjudge

    “Americans don’t believe in their political system anymore. People don’t
    trust their government and they don’t trust elections either.”

    Calls were 100 to 1 or more against TARP. The Senate added a little pork and the House passed it the second time around.

    The ACA had to be passed to find out what is in it. Jonathan Gruber said the American voter is stupid. He thought it was pretty funny. Congressman X said that the voters are ignorant. He said he politely listens to them but with exceptions, “follows the money”.

    The TPP has been negotiated in secret. Some provisions will supposedly remain secret.

    No bankers have been prosecuted for massive banking fraud.

    The stop Trump movement. The democrat Super Delegates. The talk is of Biden waiting in the wings if Hillary has to withdraw, despite Sanders being the winner by default, if that happens.

    What political system is there to believe in anymore?

    • joe

      well, maybe Trump is God’s answer to our prayer for a solution for this problem…. (And remember that no one needs to be perfect to do good, nor will you ever agree with everything everyone does or says.)

  • Robbie Robinson

    The main problem is we have moved from a democracy to an oligarchy. The Founding Fathers established a REPUBLIC, well aware of the dangers of a democracy. You will not find the word in any of the original documents and many of the Founding Fathers cautioned against such a form of government. There also was nothing in the original documents about a two-party system. This whole bi-polar system was created by the oligarchy to funnel citizens to whatever the agenda was but seeming to give options. No wonder the public is disenfranchised.. That we are heading to the destruction of the US and into a one world government is obvious to anyone with any sense of reality. Here’s an old but still valid description. https://youtu.be/ygEEL57AcZs

    • onefeather

      Well said

    • ter ber

      Amen. Well said comment on a great article.

    • The Deplorable Sickofobola

      Thank you for the link. It was great!

  • Ron C

    Two points….first its not the democratic party…its the democrats. Second the reason no one trusts government…is because they legislate to the highest bidder like the whores they are…as the executive branch send their hoards of bureaucrats out to harass the citizen slaves with the courts blessings…government has turned into a criminal organization, with hitmen to kill and steal at will….!

  • Ddenney1

    They have earned our distrust and MAYBE we get off our collective ARSES and get involved more than every 2 to 4 years. WE are suppose to hold EVERYBODY accountable!!!!!!!!

    • Ron C

      Ahh…yeah right…and we hire men & women as law enforcement officers to enforce the rule of law…and what do they do…??? Protect the criminals in government and harass the citizen slaves….and not only that…they go around shooting our dogs.

  • Alleged Comment

    Hillary MUST NEVER BE put in office. She is also under indictment for the way she handled State secrets.

    Like the sodomite negro up there she can never be trusted. I hope the generals never revealed anything to this Moslem of any military consequences. He was nothing but an earpiece to Moslems.

    So it will be with Hillary also. All our military secrets and how we operate will be revealed to the world.

    When you want to destroy a country just send in Negroes and women.

  • forgivenman

    The only political system that will exist when the people no longer have a common foundation in integrity and moral values is a tyrannical dictatorship. GOD gave us the framework for family and what it means to be just, good, and responsible. Many now want to be there own god, make there own rules, and go after anything they want at any price to others. We are in the last days…

    • joe

      we’ve been taught its the ‘last days’ and conveniently, it has made us fatalistic and complacent with the creep of evil around us. Even if it is the last days, we are to be found working when He returns, not giving up and saying ‘what’s the point, its the last days anyway’. The other part is, what if it isn’t the ‘last days’? Weren’t things terrible for christians at other points in history? Things got better when they got fed up with the crap and did something about it! So, we are being led to a situation that benefits the wolves who simply want to devour us without a struggle, and we are being told that ‘its the end’ so we let it happen…. be salt, be light and make things better until He returns, whether that is now, or later!

      • forgivenman

        Absolutely. It’s most important that Christians lead as many to Jesus as possible. The point is that only GOD can change hearts and no political system will fix our problems.

  • infadel13

    ORDER OUT OF CHAOS, the FREEMASON creed

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