dimanche 21 février 2010

Crise politique...

La défiance envers le système politique aux US n'a jamais été aussi grande. (via Naked Capitalism)

The founding document of the United States, the Declaration of Independence, states that governments derive “their just powers from the consent of the governed.” Today, however, just 21% of voters nationwide believe that the federal government enjoys the consent of the governed.


Seventy-one percent (71%) of all voters now view the federal government as a special interest group, and 70% believe that the government and big business typically work together in ways that hurt consumers and investors.That helps explain why 75% of voters are angry at the policies of the federal government, and 63% say it would be better for the country if most members of Congress are defeated this November…

In his new book, In Search of Self-Governance, Scott Rasmussen observes that the American people are “united in the belief that our political system is broken, that politicians are corrupt, and that neither major political party has the answers.” He adds that “the gap between Americans who want to govern themselves and the politicians who want to rule over them may be as big today as the gap between the colonies and England during the 18th century.”

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Quelqu'un me faisait la remarque il y a peu que la constitution americaine est la seule d'un grand pays qui n'a pas change depuis l'origine (presque 240 ans donc). Ceci prouvait selon lui la resilience du systeme americain et la foi des Americains dans leur pays/consitution. Ben, il faudrait quand meme a priori depoussierer un tantinet