DEBATE OF '98- role of government and leaders

Joseph Zorzin redoak at
Tue Apr 21 07:34:14 EST 1998

Emil Knutti wrote:
> AP News released the findings of a recent survey.  The headline was "Survey
> Finds Lawmakers, Bureaucrats Doubt Americans' Knowledge".
> One paragraph of this news report states:  "Interviews with elected
> officials, political appointees and high-level bureaucrats found a majority
> do not think Americans know enough about issues to form wise opinions about
> what should be done."  The article appeared in my local newspaper on 4/18 so
> a search of recent AP news articles should give you the entire story.
> Is it any wonder that what appears to be viable local approaches gets stuck
> when the big guys in Washington have to give approval.  They does don't
> trust us regular citizens, except at election time.

Amazing. Those opinions are also held by fascists, communists and
monarchist- all those who hate democracy. Although I wouldn't be
surprised if the pols and "burros" have a low opinion of their
constituents, they certainly shouldn't say so.

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