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Published: Wednesday, June 12 2013 1:53 p.m. MDT

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Mike in Cedar City
Cedar City, Utah

The loss of confidence in the Court mirrors the general loss of confidence in Government. The main reason for that loss of confidence has everything to do with a concerted effort from the right to convince the American voter that "government is not the solution it is the problem".

Once convinced of that notion, many Americans fell for the ruse and began to elect people who do not believe in government, especially at the Federal level. Electing this kind of scare politician becomes a self fulfilling prophecy. By not supporting the notion that government has a legitimate role to play, The right has increasing left the political playing field to the wealthy and to large corporate interests. The U. S. supreme court has played into that narrative with decision like "Citizens United" which opened the door for unfettered political contributions which, of course give wealth donors and corporations a lot of influence over the Congress and the elected officials of the Executive Branch.

But as for me, I lost faith in the Court when it appointed George Bush with the Bush v Gore decision, a bad decision on many levels, with an enormous negative impact on both history and outlook.

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