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Even after the shady business that is conducted, people still believe that our gov't doesn't keep any secrets from us the people. How can so many people defend the government when they give us so many reasons not to trust them?
misternobrain misternobrain 22-25, M 12 Answers Aug 1, 2012 in Politics

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To be continued...

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because laughing it all off as conspiracy theory and sticking ones head in the sand is easier than accepting that the government does not have ones best interests in mind

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Who IS "the government"? Local? State? National? Also, what "shady business" are you referencing, specifically?

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If you don't know what i mean then it's probably not one of your major concerns in life which is good since it's one less thing you have to worry about.

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Part of solving any problem is narrowing it down to its constituent parts. Otherwise, it's like saying "What's wrong with how my car is running?" A mechanic might ask about whether it's running roughly, whether it is stalling at traffic lights, whether it doesn't shift when it should, etc. Of course, you could NOT answer those questions and just say to the mechanic, "Can't tell you anything about it. Just fix it." Your lack of input will cost you anywhere between 40-60 bucks an hour for the mechanic to take it out on the road and test it.
Quite frankly, the follow-on question is what's known in logic as the fallacy of "begging the question." It asks a question that's based on an unproven statement: "How can so many people defend the government when they [whoever you mean by "they"] give us so many reasons not to trust them [whoever you mean by "them"].
It would be like asking, "When are you going to stop beating your girlfriend?"

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it is like a bad marriage.. for some it is easier to stay and turn a blind eye to the bs than to leave or demand change...

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I think its "brain washing"...

before you dismiss this out of hand ... think about how Americans are trained since birth to associate certain symbols and words with strong emotional responses...

I.e the flag... key words like "liberty" and "freedom" etc....

All the politicians have to do is keep pressing these buttons and their audiences are gushing, putty in their hands...

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cos they hope it will clean up the **** it cosed or that they fear it or that they realy belive it is doing good lol

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Because i've seen many other governments

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Historically, it seems to work in a more desirable way than most.

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