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The Truth Party: America Defeating Itself

On the heels of the release of Amanda Knox from the Italian government, the appreciation for our justice system seems to have come to the forefront as of late. Our government by no means has a spotless history, nor is it perfect, however, anti-American bias that was shown in the Knox trial overseas caused a slight appreciation for our American system. Whether she is guilty or not is not the issue here at hand, and quite honestly, one that I am not completely sure of. Nonetheless, the Italian press coverage that purposely withheld vital information to the case from it's readers and viewers is the type of justice, or injustice, that is offered to Americans overseas. 

Nonetheless, while the current victory that our government and society crowned as Knox has returned to American soil in Seattle, our government is under as much scrutiny as I have ever remembered in my lifetime. On all fronts, it seems Americans has lost confidence in those that are supposed to be representing them. 

In an age of information, Americans are more educated socially than ever before. We are aware of topics because of instant communication that in the past would have been left to the highly educated. However, with such information, skepticism, cynicism, and eye-rolling has increased with each debatable topic.

Whether it be issues regarding the United States debt ceiling, the nation's job stimulus package, or even the doubtful regulation, practices and rewards we are now witnessing with numerous Wall Street protests around the nation, government decision awareness is at an all-time high.

And despite the awareness, it seems, at least to yours truly, that somehow our government has become wrapped up in defeating "the other parties" rather than finding adaptable and logical solutions. 

Somehow, it can be said that the loss of confidence in our government is not due to its ineffectiveness, but rather it's focus on competing rather than overcoming. 

America's government is defeating itself. 

This is not a viewpoint from the left, right, or any other, but one from the truth. 

Somehow, our government is comprised of parties battling one another, politicians concerned with being social and pop icons, and talk shows focused on being shock-value entertainment rather than platofrms for rational rhetoric.

The Amanda Knox trial surely awakened us that things could be worst, but somehow, the trial alerted us that our government is not as good as it can be - because we won't allow it to be.

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