“Who do you trust?” is the foundational question in human relationships. Social relationships, family relationships, business relationships, romantic relationships, intimate friendships, professional relationships, political relationships – human relationships rely on trust. The existence of trust or the absence of trust defines human relatedness.
Parents tell their children when they are very young, “Whatever you do don’t lie to me.” Why? Because trust is the foundation of love.
Cheating is a catastrophic betrayal in adult love relationships. Why? Because successful relationships require trust.
So it is in politics. The existence of trust or the absence of trust defines human relatedness in both the private and public sectors.
Our representative government is founded on the principles of trust. We vote for candidates who we believe will keep their promises. Politics in the United States is currently experiencing seismic trust issues. Over the years it has become painfully obvious that politicians make deceitful promises on the campaign trail to get themselves elected.
Then came Donald J. Trump, the political outsider who actually meant what he said when he promised to make America great again by putting America first. What happened?
Read it all here: