Nearly 70% of Americans believe the United States government purposefully withholds information from the public. In other words, almost 70% of Americans do not trust the government. Two-thirds of Americans do not know whether they believe what elected officials are saying or not, and the other third are either lying or missing something. Yet, well over a third of eligible voters still go out and cast their ballots every November. The results of this poll demonstrate a sort of voting paradox where people recognize the failures of voting in elected officials but continue to indulge in this extravagance.
People in Kewaunee County do not have safe drinking water. People are getting sick from the water in their private wells, and there seems to be a lack of concern about the issue from the government due to not enough people caring about the issue. In a country as strong and vibrant as the United States, every single person should have clean and safe drinking water. As CAFOs continue to worsen air and water quality in the county, the citizens still turn to the government to try and fix it. It makes no sense for the people to turn to the government as the government has been attempting to fix the issue for decades.
With a strong following on social media, former Alaskan Senator Mike Gravel recently hit the threshold of 65,000 donors to qualify for the July Democratic primary. Despite this, the odds of being invited to the debate are slim for Gravel. Gravel needs more support in the polls. However, many of the major polls are not including Gravel, which significantly hurts his chances.
The second round of the Democratic debates is taking place tonight. Last night’s debate, which featured the likes of Elizabeth Warren, Tulsi Gabbard, Beto O’Rourke, and many more were seen to be dull. However, tonight’s debate should have more fire as you get to see the likes of Andrew Yang and Bernie Sanders square off against each other.