‘The measure of any successful society is the level of trust that is maintained between those in positions of power and the people. When the government and its various agencies are disciplined and transparent, then the country thrives. On the contrary, when that power is abused and the laws are ignored, the people’s trust, and the country as a whole, collapses.
In America, the people are justifiably growing more and more weary of the government. Secret meetings and backroom deals have practically become commonplace, and corruption has reached unprecedented levels. Take the IRS scandal for example, where the Internal Revenue Service was caught explicitly targeting conservative organizations and denying them tax-exempt status. This was not only a blatant example of corruption and federal overreach, but also a devastating blow to the trust level between the people and the government.’